How is it possible for so many rape kits to be untested, sitting on shelves, and thrown away over time? The problem is there’s no rule on who foots the bill for rape kit testing across the country — it depends on the state and city you live in. This problem can be addressed in North Carolina, and it would make women and families safer to do so. Rape is a serial crime.
We learned about a shocking number of untested rape kits in NC on 2/28/18. This is the story of how that came about, how a few people in Fayetteville got a problem tracked by changing the law. Now others can focus on finding money to get those rape kits tested so NC can find and jail more rapists.
Fayetteville NOW’s 18th annual Susan B. Anthony event honoring a rape crisis center executive director and a cold case investigator.