Our expert says:
Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi Just Curious and thanks for posting.....
Male rape is recognised in the new sexual offences act that was passed in 2007 (previously rape of a was deemed 'assault'). A prisoner who is raped could certainly lay a charge against the offender, who could - if found guilty - have his sentence extended. Interestingly, the new act also extends the definition of rape in other ways - previously rape was defined only as forced or non-consenual penile-vaginal penetration. The law now recognises and form of forced or non-consensual rape of both men and women.
What remains to be seen is how the Dept. of Correctional Services - an incredibly rigid and patriarchal system - will adapt. They'll probably need to be sued a few times by raped inmates before they'll sit up and take note.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.