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Despite the fact that ten percent of all rape cases in the U.S. involve male victims, many male victims of rape continuously and strenuously deny being raped. The concept that big, strong guys could ever be forced to into sexual acts by females is embarrassing to most men. These same men also do not understand that the human body responds to touch whether they want to or not. If you are a male who has been threatened, drugged or coerced into a sex act, and you feel ashamed, humiliated or dirty afterwards, you have been raped. You can get justice with the help of a criminal defense lawyer.
Why a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
The problem with the social mindset in the United States is that men are the rapists, not the victims. Some of that has trickled into the court system, putting male victims in an unfair position right at the start. Their rapists will turn it into a "he said, she said" case (even if their rapists were also male). In order to defend you as a victim, your lawyer must be prepared to also defend you as an offender. This is why you may want to hire a criminal defense lawyer over just hiring a sexual assault attorney.
If Monica Lewinsky had chosen to scream rape about her affair with President Clinton, her blue dress was all she would have needed. Fortunately for the former president, that is not how it played out. In your case, if you saved your underwear or clothing and anything else your attacker may have come into contact with, you at least have the same evidence to back your story. Do not wash these items! Instead, bag them and store them somewhere safe until you can speak to the police and your lawyer.
See a Doctor/Visit an Emergency Room
There are rape kits for trace evidence for male victims. They are not just for women, although the rape kits for women involve more invasive procedures. It is not easy to recognize or accept that you have been raped, but if you are able to come to terms with it quickly, seek out medical attention in an emergency room. There, the information can be gathered quickly and professionally.
Rely on Your Lawyer to Build Your Case
You have just been through something that is quite traumatic and almost unbelievable. Do not worry about how your lawyer will defend your case or what tactics your attacker will take. That is your lawyer's job. Instead, seek out a support group and/or a psychotherapist that has experience treating male victims of rape. Not only will it help you heal, but your attempts to get help will also support your claims as a victim.Share