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Canada Manitoba allows third-party reporting of sex assault

21:07  16 april  2018
21:07  16 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Manitoba . Thunder Bay. Sudbury. The program allows victims of sexual assault to report to a community organization. Porteous, who was involved in the push for province-wide, third - party reporting of sexual assault in B.C., said the program helps both survivors and police.

Manitoba MLA Rochelle Squires revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault and is speaking out to help others. She favours third - party reporting that allows complainants to tell their stories to a community victim-services group, which deals with police without revealing identities.

WINNIPEG - Victims of sexual violence can now file an anonymous report with police in Manitoba.

Third-party reporting allows a survivor to report the assault to a community agency, which will then be passed along to Winnipeg police or RCMP.

Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth says the report won't trigger a criminal investigation but he says he hopes it will help victims connect with services and feel comfortable coming forward later.

He says it will also help police identify offenders or trends that may have gone unreported.

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The information will be entered in a national database to track violent offenders.

Third-party reporting is already allowed in British Columbia and Yukon.

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