It sent a crucial message to sexual abuse survivors that their past experiences matter, and that their accounts will be taken seriously by the state, by jurors and by judges.
- Jamie Walvisch
- The Age
Hopefully this will encourage more survivors to speak up and take action against those who have wronged them.
It also reiterated an important message to perpetrators of sexual abuse: that no matter who they are, or how much power or authority they hold, they are subject to the dictates of the criminal law.
If they offend…