08:48 Wednesday 12 December 2012
'No tolerance' for sex offences, police warn
"Suffolk Police’s Time to Stop campaign is sending out a message to people across the county that sex crimes of any kind will be not be tolerated.
Det Insp Tonya Antonis, of Suffolk Constabulary's Gemini Team, said: “Rape is rape and there are no excuses, there is no grey area.
“Men need to understand that if a woman says no or is incapable of consenting, for instance through drink or drugs, they are committing a criminal offence.
She added: “If there is any doubt the likelihood is that you are committing rape and therefore hold yourself up to being arrested, convicted in a court of law and potentially placed on the sex offenders register.
“Don't let your festive night out turn into a life sentence.”
There were 373 serious sexual offences recorded in Suffolk this year between April 1 and November 30."