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Date-rape warning

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Police are investigating two cases in which women are claiming they were victims of the date-rape drug.
It has prompted a warning for women to be careful when accepting drinks while partying or in social settings.
Detectives are investigating two rape reports in which the women said they were drugged and then molested.
In one case the woman was at a house with a friend, while in the other case the victim had attended a fete.
Inspector David Welch confirmed the reports, adding that there were other similar claims circulating but they had not been brought to the police’s attention.
“We are concerned by what was reported. What we are seeing in the cases is that they were drinking and then became incapacitated. Someone had slipped something into their drinks,” Welch told the SATURDAY SUN.
The culprit drug is suspected to be rohypnol, a popular date-rape drug from the 1990s used by predators who slipped it into their victims’ drink and afterwards sexually molested them.
Part of the effect of the drug, which is also known as the “forget pill”, is that it initially causes users to be excited and disinhibited and leaves them with amnesia.
As a result, victims do not remember what happens for a period after ingesting the drug. (AC)

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