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180–400,000 Untested Rape Kits

Posted by Sandra On March - 19 - 2012
Staggering: It is estimated that 180,000 to 400,000 rape kits are waiting to be tested across the U.S. at any given time

Mother campaigns for thousands of rape victims who have been forgotten by the justice system

  • Mother Carol Bart, 52, is speaking out for rape victims, saying thousands of rape kits sit untested on shelves for months and even years
  • Between 180,000 and 400,000 rape kits remain untested across U.S., one estimation says

UNITED STATES–One rape victim who was forced to wait 24 years for her rape kit’s results is now taking action to make sure other women in her predicament aren’t subject to the same backlog. Carol Bart, 52, was kidnapped in 1984 – her assailant repeatedly raped her at knife point before letting her go. Though she got a rape kit, which took samples of her attacker’s DNA, the kit sat on a shelf collecting dust for nearly a quarter century.  When it was finally tested, the DNA produced a hit, but the five-year statute of limitations had already come and left, leaving little justice for Ms Bart, who had suffered decades of anguish.  READ MORE HERE










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