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Rape Victims Charged Up to $1,200 for Rape Kits

Rape is not something you should budget for. Yet some rape victims, unlike victims of other crimes, have to pay for basic evidence collection.

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Meanwhile, advocates and law enforcement officials agree that rape victims must not be deterred from getting an exam no matter the cost.

"An exam gives a victim more breathing space and options," said Pollitt-Hill, the advocate in Maryland. "You might decide a week later that you don’t want to have it tested, but at least you have the choice."

This report was published by ProPublica and the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.

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