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Ohio's Rape Kit Backlog

Sgt. Rebecca Linder
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Medical professionals learn how to use the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit.

After a sexual assault, victims may be asked or choose to undergo an examination to collect any remaining evidence from the assault. This evidence is then collected into what is called a rape kit. Unfortunately for many victims, thousands of rape kits were not processed due to the cost before the aid of modern techniques. Now, Ohio authorities are working to process all backlogged rape kits. 


The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio 24-hour Rape Crisis Helpline is 614-267-7020.

The Drexel Theater presents I am Evidence on June 29, 2017 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

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