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Resource ID: #24903
Subject: Sexual Abuse
Source: WREG-TV (Memphis, Tenn.)
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Date: 2/15/2010; 2/16/2010; 2/19/2010

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WREG uncovered that sexual assault victims in Memphis weren't being properly handled within the system. A failure to process rape kits made it more difficult to bring the victims' attackers to justice. Their investigation found as few at 6% of the rape kits were being processed. Since the story ran, sweeping changes were announced by the City of Memphis and over 2000 backlogged rape kits have been processed as a result.

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