Down and Out in Sex Offences
Victims of sexual violence after meeting offenders on the Internet find it difficult to crawl out of depression. The state of their mental health declines even further upon realizing cases cannot be resolved through legal channels.
A PSYCHOLOGIST deemed that Fanny Maulana—not her real name—suffered from acute stress in November 2020. Fanny had trouble going about her daily activities because she had no concentration. She suffered from continual insomnia. “She was strangled by depression after experiencing sexual violence,” said Poppy R. Dihardjo, Fanny’s counselor from the Women without Stigma Community.
Fanny, 26, seemed to be doing fine un...