The story behind the first rape kit

Rape evidence kits are stacked in storage at the Cleveland Police Department.

Story highlights

  • Rape kits keep making headlines, as they're discovered untested, backlogged and even destroyed
  • CNN finds the faces and forces behind the very first rape kit, which was created in Chicago in the 1970's
  • The rape kit was "life-altering" for survivors and helped prosecutors and law enforcement seek justice

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