Victoria Police launches new podcast to tackle sexual crime
By David Sparkes, ABC.net.au, September 4, 2017
Victoria Police has launched a new podcast about sexual violence, aiming to convince more victims to report their assault.
The six-part series, called Unspeakable: Understanding Sexual Crime, is part of National Child Protection Week and tells true stories, featuring interviews with investigators, victims and their families.
Inspector Everett Moutsidis from Family Violence Command told ABC Radio Melbourne each episode would provide a glimpse into the work done by Victoria Police's Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (SOCIT).
"What we're hoping is that through this podcast series we are going to be able to encourage more victims to report to police and just to challenge some of those common myths and misconceptions about [sexual] offences and child abuse generally," he said.
Inspector Moutsidis said he had been a police member for 34 years, but still found . . .
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