A man in London was raped by a group of men and women, and his story has been used by sexual assault charities to support victims.
A new report from the Rape Crisis Centre says that the attack on Jojo Siwa was “one of the most serious and horrifying sexual assaults ever recorded”.
It said the man, known only as ‘John’, had been drinking with his friends at a bar in West London when the men began to sexually assault him.
John was sexually assaulted at around 2am on June 19, 2015, and he had been unconscious since the attack.
“After the attack, John was in a state of shock and unable to speak, and at least one member of the group forcibly inserted an object into his anus, making him suffer excruciating pain,” the report said.
“At least one of the men then left the scene.”
The report, called Jojo’s Story, said that John was initially taken to hospital by ambulance and then taken to the Metropolitan Police Sexual Assault Unit, where he was diagnosed with a number of injuries.
He was subsequently transferred to a psychiatric unit in St James’s Hospital, where doctors found he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
John has since been released from hospital and his family have raised funds to help pay for medical costs.
But a new report says the attack was also used to help other victims of sexual abuse.
“There is a need for more funding to support survivors of sexual violence,” said the report.
“In particular, it needs to be funded to help those who have been assaulted to find employment or access other support services.”
“The fact that sexual violence is an issue in the media is a huge help to those who suffer it,” it added.
“It’s vital that this issue is highlighted and supported by organisations in order to reduce the likelihood of victims becoming victims in the first place.”‘
A man in a coma’A spokesman for the Rape and Abuse Awareness charity said the organisation had been working closely with Jojo to support him.
“He is doing well, we are really pleased with his progress and his recovery,” the spokesman said.
“It’s very difficult for victims of assault to come forward, as we often don’t know their full story.”
We are working with him to ensure he gets the support he needs to rebuild his life, which is why we have set up a fund in his name to help him with any costs that come with his recovery.””
Our main priority is to help Mr Siwa rebuild his confidence, and to help ensure he can move on from this terrible ordeal.”‘
No justice, no peace’The charity has also been able to help another victim who has been identified as the victim of a sexual assault.”
Mr Siwa’s story is an amazing testament to the strength of the victims movement, which we are grateful to support,” said a spokesman for The Women’s Aid.”
This case shows how important it is that everyone knows that no one should go through such a traumatic experience and to seek help for the mental health issues that often lead to sexual assault.””
No one should have to go through what Mr Siwan did.
This is not about making excuses or trying to protect him from the justice system, but about putting the hurt on the rapist and ensuring he can rebuild his lives.”‘
Unfortunate events’The Rape Crisis Centres report also said there was no evidence of the man’s involvement in any other sexual assault and that he was in “stable care” at St James’ Hospital.”
Jojo’s story was part of a series of unfortunate events that happened to him and he has not been able in any way to make amends for his actions,” the organisation said.
It said that while some of the people involved had been convicted of offences including rape, it was “not yet clear” how much of this was due to alcohol or drug abuse.
It also said that the case was not connected to the sexual assault in which a man in his 40s was raped and assaulted by two men.
The charity also said the police were investigating a report of “unfortunate circumstances” relating to an alleged assault in London in 2016.”
The police and social workers are looking into this matter and we are pleased to see they are taking steps to support those who are affected by sexual violence in their community,” the statement said.