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Resource ID: #24679
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: CBS News
Date: 11/09/2009; 11/10/2009



The investigation reveals “over 200,000 rape kits” were being stored at police departments. These rape kits had never been sent to the crime lab. The second half of the investigation revealed that even when rape kits were sent to the lab, it sometimes took months or even years to be examined and processed. This backlog causes the rapist to run free and the victim to fear for their lives.

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