Hi there I'm enquiring for a close friend of mine who was sexually abused and raped by her stepfather from age 3 till 12....He wasn't violent or forceful. He built a sexual relationship with her over these years and because it started at such a young age she knew no different...When she eventually told her mother, finally realising it was wrong, her mother was somehow convinced by him that she had made the whole thing up for attention and her mother made her confess on tape that she had lied.... It went to court and under duress she told the court that the allegations were untrue. She was 12 and scared. The offender is a highly ranked martial arts expert. He was granted some kind of immunity from the case being retried because she was convinced by her mother and made to make a false confession on tape stating that she had lied to get attention. She believes this to be the case anyway as she was 12 or 13 when all this happened. She is now 36 and still has mental scaring and no closure that he was never bought to justice for his crimes. Obviously my question is, is it possible she can reopen the case and have him bought to justice under Criminal Law?