You have to look at the whole incident. The reasons vary, they say. Excluding eight cases in which the sexual abuse began when the complainant was a youth and the alleged perpetrator was a family member or friend, alcohol or drugs played a role in 18 cases — just shy of 40 per cent. Finally, the experts said, high caseloads weighing on police officers can lead to a sort of triageing of files. However, it seems the lead officer misinterpreted the blood alcohol science. The issue is we have a lack of will to actually apply it.
Hannah Varto, a certified sexual-assault-examination nurse in British Columbia, estimates as many as 80 per cent of the sexual assault patients she has treated either knowingly, or unknowingly, ingested alcohol or drugs.
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A passerby later found E. Then she got a phone call from a man she met at the bar. People that are outright staggering, slurring their words, tuning out, lack of focus, tired, hard to wake up etc. She told the court that the drugs made her paranoid and caused her to hallucinate. She arrived at the hospital about four hours later, she says. He told investigators what happened was consensual.