Laws vary greatly in the US as well. At the time, when I was abused (raped), there was no such criminal statutory accomodation from a boy being raped in Massachusetts. It was simple "assault or battery." Given that the perps were minors at the time makes the 1968+ crimes against me un-punishable even if the statute of limitations were not a factor (which it is in fact a factor).
The laws are so rarely in our favor.
Who says justice is limited to the hands of government? Not I.
We all had to SURVIVE by different and unique means. Only God truly knows what we went through.