rape kits

New Rape-Kit Rules In Missouri Intend To Eliminate Confusion, Backlog for Survivors

Jun 8, 2018
KATE THORNTON | U.S. AIR FORCE

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.

Four years ago, Cait Hogan woke up in her bed on a Sunday morning after a night of drinking in the small college town of Athens, Ohio. Her entire body hurt. Her arms and legs were covered in blood. She realized she’d been raped.