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Medical center apologizes for billing victims for rape kits

A medical center in North Carolina is apologizing after it charged sexual assault victims for the cost of a rape kit.
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North Carolina hospital billed rape victims for rape test kits

Documents show that Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville has billed rape victims thousands of dollars, violating a state law.
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North Carolina AG praises law to end rape evidence backlog

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a new law to fund testing for sexual assault kits sitting in law enforcement evidence closets will put rapists in prison and ensure a backlog never happens again.

Bill to prevent future rape kit delays OK’d by House panel

New processes to test thousands of sexual assault kits held by local North Carolina law enforcement agencies are advancing in the House.

Rape kits of women found dead in Lumberton sat untested for more than a...

In a stunning development, CBS 17 has learned the rape kits of three women found dead in Lumberton sat untested in the police department for a year and eight months.
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Former sheriff pushes bill in NC House to clear rape kit backlog

Sexual assault evidence collection kits are not required for survivors who want to press charges against their alleged assailants.

North Carolina measure would require testing for all rape kits

North Carolina politicians are promising to spend the $6 million needed to catch up on testing decades of ignored evidence collected from sexual assault victims, and also prevent the injustice from repeating.
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New tracking system for rape kits, federal grant announced

North Carolina government's top lawyer says a new tracking system for pending sexual assault evidence kits and new funds toward completing untested kits sitting in local law enforcement agencies will help bring victims justice.

Rape kit tracking system advances at NC legislature

Lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly have advanced legislation creating a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits.

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