Police can’t stop rapist living next door to victim

An Invercargill rape victim is living in fear after her attacker moved into a house next door, and police say there is nothing they can do.

A spokeswoman for Police Minister Judith Collins said the law contained provision for protection orders, which people could apply for if they felt they were at risk.

That means there is some action the victim can take.

Bit she isn’t the guilty party.

She shouldn’t have to do anything to feel safe from the man who has been found guilty of raping her.


7 Responses to Police can’t stop rapist living next door to victim

  1. Gravedodger says:

    Once apon a time, plod would have gone to visit the scumbag and politely suggested he move elsewhere.

    Today the rights of that POS trump any rights a caring society might have though lay with the female victim so we have the sad situation that her best recourse is to move away bearing all the dislocation and cost that incurs.
    Of course the aforementioned POS can follow her utilising his Rights of freedom of movement etc etc etc.

    Meanwhile back on the reservation…..

  2. pdm says:

    Why isn’t he behind bars?

  3. Police can’t stop rapist living next door to victim

    Why would it have anything to do with the Police?

  4. homepaddock says:

    I gather from the story, the woman went to them for help, Graeme.

  5. Andrei says:

    I also gather from the story that the police visited him and suggested that he find somewhere else to live – but he has put on a cloak of victimhood and entitlement and refused.

    That’s the thing about psychopaths, they have no insight into the effects their actions have on others.

    Can’t be cured either

  6. I’ll rephrase:

    why is it surprising/offensive that the police have nothing to do with this?

  7. homepaddock says:

    More recent reports say the woman has a protection order against the man.

    Don’t police have a role in enforcing them?

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