SRS A year after the court case... and still not resolved!

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  1. emy2005

    emy2005 New Member

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    Hi I went to court over a year ago to get my rapist put inside, he is inside now not for what he did to me as we did a plea bargain with him. In my books, he is inside what he did to me but not like officially if you see what I mean. I attended the sentencing where the barrister (who I had never met) and the police officer comforted me and talked to me.
    At the sentencing, Natalie Carter told me as well as the other families of victims that she would write a letter explaining the sentencing to me. But 9 months later I have still heard nothing. I still don’t understand the sentencing but I would like to. Do you think I should let things lie or write to the barrister asking her what the sentencing meant?
    Secondly, my favourite people the police, when my case was dropped in a plea bargain I was devastated and heartbroken. But the police said to me they would support me all the way with my compensation claim, however much I did not want to do it. Eventually they managed to persuade me to claim, but again 9 months later they still have not wrote the police report for my compensation claim. Victim support has kept asking them for it but they have had no response, should I try and get in contact myself? Or let victim support do their job?
    I don’t want to pressurise these people but if they have made these promises to me, I should pressure them to move forward with these things, its not like I haven’t given them time is it? HELP NEEDED!!!
     
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    If it's been 9 months since you've heard anything, I would follow up with these folks and see what the heck is going on. Granted stuff in the police/legal/justice system can move slowly. I have found in this life that people in general are lazy. Sometimes you have to be the one to light the fire under people's asses to get them moving. Don't give up, especially in this case where someone violated you. Be a thorn in the side and don't stop asking for people to do their job until you get the results you want. I would have been all over these people if a whole month (or whatever time period results were promised by) went by and I heard nothing.
     

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