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A woman whose rape kit DNA was used by San Francisco police to arrest her for an unrelated property crime is now planning to sue the city
Tips on safely maintaining services for sexual assault survivors in today’s socially distanced world
Detective Ashley Nolan of the Chandler Police Department in Arizona details how her PD solved a sexual assault cold case from 1986
The long processing times were called into question last year when a man was convicted of a 2021 rape weeks after killing a woman in 2022
The backlog includes about 1,200 kits from before 2016 and 450 kits collected from 2016 to 2019
Melvin Emde was charged with statutory child rape in North Carolina, allegedly faked his drowning death in the Mississippi River and was arrested in Georgia
The victim says the Spokane Police Department ignored “red flags” in the officer’s behavior, contributing to the assault
The police department’s crime lab stopped the practice shortly after receiving a complaint from the district attorney’s office
Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, will die in prison for his guilty pleas to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges between 1975 and 1986, said Judge Michael Bowman
The challenge in sexual assault cases often isn’t identifying the perpetrator, but whether or not the occurrence of a crime can be proved
Learn why yes/no victim interview questions by police can set victims up for failure and potentially impede the progress of criminal cases