Case Study 3

A female client returns to your unit quite distressed, giving the full description of a man whom indecently exposed himself in the entranceway. He is one of your clients and last week touched the breasts of one of the nurses. No action was taken at that time. The woman is very reluctant to press charges but asks for your advice. She would like to know what laws and penalties exist around the subject of indecent exposure and assault. You are asked if you would support her if she decides to take the matter to the police.

Where to begin?

You are advised to search out your own original material

Suggested starter reading

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000
UKCC Guidelines for professional practice
Sexual assault: a simple guide
Rape :social & legal issues