Rape Kits

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Rape Victim Mortified At Being Billed For Forensic Exam

A sexual assault forensic nurse from suburban Chicago was thinking of moving away from Illinois, to get away from memories of her own rape, and the nightmare she experienced afterwards when the hospital demanded she pay for her rape kit.


These evidence kits were found inside the Robbins Police Department.  Some of the kits used to collect evidence after sexual assaults sat unprocessed since the 1980s.

Pursuit For Justice After Robbins Failed To Pursue Hundreds Of Rape Cases

A total of 200 rape kits that Robbins police either never sent to the crime lab or never fully investigated have now been analyzed, and authorities say there are known suspects walking the streets.


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Dozens Of Rape Kits Found Sitting In Robbins Police Department

Dozens of kits used to gather evidence in sexual assaults were recently discovered sitting in an room in a south suburban police station–including some from over 25 years ago.


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Harvey Failed To Process Hundreds Of Rape Kits, Lawsuit Claims

A federal class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Harvey, accusing it of failing to process 200 rape kits.


Crime Lab

State Police Vow To Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

The Illinois State Police Crime Lab is promising to examine each and every rape kit that has gone unexamined because police departments merely put them in storage.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011