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Evidence Ignored: Despite a Backlog of Rape Kits, California Lawmakers Aren’t Requiring Them to Be Tested or Tallied

After a man held a knife to her throat, forced her into her car and repeatedly raped her, Helena Lazaro underwent a painful and humiliating medical forensic examination. The 17-year-old wanted her attacker caught. She never imagined the evidence collected in what is known as a rape kit would sit untouched for years by the […]