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Law and Order SVU did an episode on this exact thing. I had never even thought about it, but it's chilling. Anything to silence women from coming after their rapists.

Rape kits have been piling up in police warehouses for years. Police disbelieve, abuse and mock women who try to report rapes. But now they're using rape kits to hunt for criminals? THIS STINKS. I have just one question: which was worse, the crime for which this woman was arrested, or the rape that she suffered?

There is a backlog of thousands of rape kits, but the few that are processed are mishandled like this. So demoralizing.