“It’s tough enough for rape victims to come forward. Now there’s another reason for them to think twice about reporting the crime: They may get stuck with a hefty bill for the rape kit used to collect evidence against their attacker.”

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So begins this U.S. News article, entitled “Rape Victims Can Be Hurt Financially, Too.” The article notes that rape kits cost $1,600 and sexual assault victims are billed for them in a number of states. Via Jezebel.

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