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A medical center in North Carolina is apologizing after it charged sexual assault victims for the cost of a rape kit.
Documents show that Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville has billed rape victims thousands of dollars, violating a state law.
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.
New processes to test thousands of sexual assault kits held by local North Carolina law enforcement agencies are advancing in the House.
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.
Sexual assault evidence collection kits are not required for survivors who want to press charges against their alleged assailants.
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.
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.
Lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly have advanced legislation creating a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits.
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