Whether the numbers are 40,oo0 or 400,000 the numbers are appalling ar a national crisis. If were King, my task force would have ALL those kits ready to go. They would ALL be admissable in country. Women would preside over rape cases.
We need to find alternatives to the humiliation and terror and possible threats and repercussions and I am a conservative! This IS a societal imperative, or should be!
In a patriarchal system, there is… lip-service. I am not sure if th
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction ,Ohio Department of Health 246 North High Street, 8th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 466-2144
Rape Kits and Violence against Women
Many sexual assault patients who come to hospital or other exam sites for a sexual assault examination choose to report to law enforcement. Reporting provides the criminal justice system with the opportunity to offer immediate protection for the victim, collect evidence from all crime scenes, investigate the case, arrest a suspected offender and prosecute if there is sufficient evidence. All patients need to know that even if they are not ready to report at the time of the exam, the best way to preserve their option to report later is to have the exam performed. Additionally, patients need to know law enforcement cannot mandate or request they take a polygraph, voice stress analyzer, or other truth telling test as a precursor to taking a report and conducting a thorough investigation. O.R.C. 2907.10.
Anonymous Reporting Procedure
Medical personnel and/or hospital support person should inform the adult patient of her/ his right to decide whether or not to speak to law enforcement personnel. If the patient decides not to report the sexual assault, the hospital/facility may simply provide the date and general location of the assault to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction without giving the patient’s name, address or other identifying information.
I am not advocating to whether a victim should report or not, but that decision should the choice of the victim, or if the victim is like 10-11 years old, a proxy may be necessary.
I have not weened out the procedures for each and every state, but Statute of Limitations MUST never be the case.
If there is a false report, the juvenile justice will handle the case, then move on from there. There will NO techicalities in place, that should be off the table.
Here is the conundrum that shows what rape is. The message sent.
The girl is only 15, so we all understand what that is. But also, she passed out, and he was debating the issue whether, he should take advantage of her.
Rape, Arson, Rape!
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