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Anti-rape campaign targets Devon and Cornwall teenagers

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 07, 2012

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Devon and Cornwall Police are supporting the national teenage rape prevention campaign

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Devon and Cornwall Police are supporting the national teenage rape prevention campaign to raise awareness of rape and sexual violence amongst teenagers.

The Home Office campaign aims to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of sexual violence and abuse. It is designed to encourage teenagers to re-think their views on rape, sexual assault, violence and abuse, and to direct them to places for help and advice. The campaign also aims to raise awareness of rape and sexual violence, improve understanding of what constitutes rape, sexual assault and consent, and empower youngsters to avoid, challenge and report sexually violent behaviour. Devon and Cornwall Police Detective Inspector Andrea Kingdon, said: "The average age of a victim of rape or sexual assault is 16 so it is essential that we target this age group so that they feel confident to challenge and report sexually violent behaviour and avoid dangerous situations."

The campaign is supported by TV advert.

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