Angeline Jackson has given us permission to publish her story here and to use her name. We thank Angeline for words and her bravery.
As a lesbian I have often spoken of myself as a survivor of targeted sexual violence; unfortunately today I don’t feel too much like a survivor, rather an angry victim.
After my attack I decided to be brave and report the matter to the police. The first policewomen from CISOCA (Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse) I reported it to told me that I “should leave this lifestyle and go back to church.” I could have stopped there, but I decided to go to Spanish Town CISOCA; there the women were much more professional.
I remember clearly Sergeant Lowe-Cox putting down the paper I had handed to her of the written account. She looked…
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