Daily Archives: June 10, 2018

Sexual violence victims can wait years for India’s overtaxed crime labs

(CNN)On one hot summer night in 2016, Rani went to bed in her hut near the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi.
Normally, she would have slept outside, where a breeze could provide some relief, but she did not feel well and had taken medicine that made her drowsy.
But this meant she didn’t notice when her 7-year old daughter, who was sleeping outside with the other children, was taken away.

New rape-kit rules intend to eliminate confusion, backlog for survivors

A new Missouri law orders the state to create guidelines for testing, processing and storing rape kits, which collect DNA evidence from victims of sexual violence.
After a person is sexually assaulted, investigators can submit DNA evidence in the form of a sexual-assault kit, which police run through a database to help find the perpetrator.