What is consent?
Consent is basically agreeing to do something - in this case having sex with another person. Quite simply, if you do not give your consent, it is rape.
The official police guidance defines consent as the person “agreeing by choice and having the freedom and capacity to make that choice”.
So if you make the decision based on fear, fraud or because of drug or alcohol intake, it is not true consent and will amount to rape.
Many people associate rape with a stranger attack in a dark alley. This is not the case. In Jersey 90% of sexual assaults happen when the victim and attacker are known to each other.
But no matter what the situation or relationship, sex without consent is rape.
If in doubt please contact the States of Jersey Police or any of our partner agencies for further advice or just to talk.
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