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A CNN investigation found that law enforcement agencies across the country destroyed hundreds of rape kits tied to cases that could still be prosecuted. Eight years after Christine reported being gang-raped, police reopened the case. How the destruction of a rape kit scarred a survivor and handicapped the search for justice. She said her father raped her, and a lab found his sperm in her rape kit. But police destroyed the evidence. Twelve years later, they tried to right that wrong. A CNN investigation into the destruction of rape kits in dozens of law enforcement agencies across the country found that police trashed evidence in hundreds of cases before the statutes of limitations expired.
Rape and Sexual Assault
More funding needs to be put into services providing help and support for victims of rape. Some areas of the country are well covered with support services while other areas have little or no services and many services have long waiting lists. SupportLine itself is urgently in need of funds to enable us to keep providing support for victims of abuse. I hope this section will be of some help and support to anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault and anyone caring for them. This is such a despicable, horrible crime, which can have lasting consequences for the victim. However, victims can and do get through this trauma which takes enormous strength and a very positive state of mind, but it is possible to move forward with your life without the rape affecting your every day living.
So overwhelming is the number of cases seen at the hospital yearly that one doctor is speaking out in the hope that more will be done by both individuals and communities to protect the nation's children, many of whom endure months and years of abuse before they are eventually rescued. Dr Sandra A Knight, a general practitioner who has worked with the paediatric hospital in Kingston for the past 11 years, said more of these young patients are being brought in for sexually transmitted infections. Many of these children are usually not taken to the hospital until they start to experience symptoms associated with the vagina, penis or anus. Dr Knight said she treats an average of eight such cases each year while some of her colleagues see up to 13 children annually at the hospital. Recalling some of the most disturbing cases she has dealt with during her tenure at the hospital, Dr Knight said they continue to have a long-lasting impact on her, personally. One which still traumatises her to this day is the case of a nine-year-old boy who was buggered by the pastor his mother left him with while she went to work. Although the boy became withdrawn and lost his appetite, the buggery was not discovered until his teacher complained that he was defecating on himself while at school.