Reporting a recent rape or sexual assault to the police
If you report, you can ask to speak to a female or male officer. They will take a brief statement and notify CID. A detective sergeant will take charge of the investigation. A police officer who is specially trained to deal with sexual assault cases will interview you.
You will be allocated a sexual offences liaison officer (SOLO) who will support you through the investigation. They will take a detailed statement which will be passed on to CID, and CID will interview the accused. They may also arrange for a forensic examination in a specialist unit. This will be carried out by a specialist doctor. You can ask to see a female or male doctor.
You can find out more about how the police will support you in this video.
You may find it useful to talk to Orkney Rape Crisis about your options and the pros and cons of reporting.