The government is taking "significant action" to support rape victims and bring perpetrators to justice, Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has said.
"The new Rape Action Plan will aid the Government's drive to ensure that every report of rape is treated seriously and every victim is given the help they deserve."
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