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police investigate after thousands of student testimonies of harassment and sexual assault


The police contacted the owner of the website which collects these testimonies, in order to insert a link allowing contributors to contact the police directly.
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Thousands of testimonials. Police in London, UK, announced Friday (March 26th) to investigate after the massive publication of testimonies of harassment and sexual assault on a website which denounces a “culture of rape” in British schools.

The website www.everyonesinvited.uk (“Everyone is invited”) allows young Britons to anonymously share the assaults they have suffered, mainly during their schooling. Launched in June 2020 by a 22-year-old student, the site now lists more than 5,800 testimonials involving many institutions, including some prestigious private schools, such as Eton college.

London police said in a statement on Friday evening that they had “examined the contents” of the site for “to encourage” any potential victim to file a complaint and have “as a result received a number of complaints regarding specific offenses”. “We welcome any initiative that encourages victims of a sexual offense to speak out and seek support”, said Commissioner Mel Laremore, in charge of rape and sexual offenses, and “We take accusations of sexual assault very seriously.” “The number of testimonials published on this site is deeply worrying”, she estimated.

Police said they contacted schools identified to offer victims of sexual assault “specialized support”. She also contacted the owner of the site, in order to insert a link allowing contributors to contact the police directly.

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Mentioned several times on “Everyone’s Invited”, Highgate School, a private school in North London, announced in a statement Friday launching an independent investigation.



Source site www.francetvinfo.fr

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