Colorado Rape Victims: Evidence Ignored, Justice Denied

Number 26255
Subject Rape
Source KMGH-TV (Denver)
State Colorado
Year 2013
Publication Date Nov 11, 2012 – Nov 18, 2013
Summary An 18-month ongoing investigation by KMGH-TV uncovered systemic failures in the handling of rape cases in Colorado -- from minimal police investigations, to prosecutors only accepting the most clear-cut cases, we found sexual assault victims rarely receive justice and their attackers are rarely held accountable. The investigation led to a new law which requires all rape kits -- both from old cases and new cases -- to be tested, and has led to a greater public awareness of how sexual assault cases are handled in Colorado.
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Keywords rape kit; sexual assault; SANEs
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