Drug facilitated rape, or date rape, is a sad fact of modern society. Our solicitors have experience in this area of abuse compensation and can help you make a claim for compensation.
Date Rape involves the victim unknowingly being given a sedative, usually by spiking a drink, and which induces amongst other things confusion, dizziness, drunkenness, disorientation and occasionally renders the recipient totally unconscious.

This enables the perpetrator to take advantage of the victim which leads to a sexual offence, usually rape. The victim sometimes has no recollection of what has occurred and may only be aware of the rape by the existence of other physical symptoms.

The three main date rape drugs are Rohypnol, GHB (Gamma-hydroxy butyric acid) and Ketamine. They can all come in the form of a tasteless, odourless substance, either liquid or pill, which can be ground down and added to drinks without the victim’s knowledge. These drugs have all gained notoriety as they quickly sedate the victim and yet some 24 hours later it is virtually impossible to detect the drug in the victim’s bloodstream. There are means, however, of successfully testing the victim after the attack, but these tests can be costly.

Date rape commonly occurs in pubs and clubs. To minimise the risk of becoming a victim of date rape it is advisable to never leave your drink unattended or accept drinks from a stranger. If you are suspicious that your drink has been spiked, ensure you get to a place of safety as soon as possible. Try to stay with friends who can take care of you until the effect of the drug has worn off.

If you have been the victim of date rape and wish to claim compensation our specialist team of abuse lawyers can help you to bring a date rape claim. Laboratory testing of a hair sample, for example, can be the conclusive evidence required to prove a date rape drug has been administered, together with a sympathetic physical examination by an experienced medical expert.

The majority of date rape compensation claims are brought under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority scheme (CICA) which is a government funded scheme specifically set up to compensate victims of crime, including date rape victims. A civil compensation claim can be made against the perpetrator if he, or occasionally she, has the means to pay compensation. In both situations, we can offer you a no win, no fee agreement to enable you to pursue your claim either against the individual or against the CICA.

For a FREE and confidential assessment of your compensation claim call our specialist lawyers on FREEPHONE 0808 139 1597 or email us at info@abusecompensation.co.uk