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Resource ID: #25693
Subject: Rape
Source: KMGH-TV (Denver)
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Date: 11/11/2012; 11/19/2012; 11/26/2012

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Thousands of rape victims in Colorado were victimized twice - once by their attacker and again by a system failing to utilize a crucial piece of evidence, a rape kit. Our investigation revealed the vast majority of rape kits police collected were never tested and the painful process a victim endures to provide the evidence is often in vain. Our story immediately prompted change. One department changed its policy and is testing old rape kits that should have been tested years ago. State lawmakers are filing bills to require rape kit testing. These changes have led to more thorough rape investigations in police departments and could ultimately prevent a rapist from striking again.

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