Texas Accused Of Charging Victims For Rape Kits

May 10, 2009

Texas (ChattahBox) – Texas has become the most recent of several states to be caught charging rape victims large sums of money to cover their own rape kits, after they visit hospitals for exams.

The practice isn’t new, and other states such as Georgia, Alaska, and North Carolina have been found in the past to later bill victims for their kits. The cost can sometimes be up to $2,000, and women rarely expect to have such a high cost added to the pain and humiliation of an attack.

The practice has caused outrage, but Texas in particular has brought on activist’s ire, after it was found that this was being done despite the state’s victim’s aid funds being full. Apparently, money seems to gather when officials refuse to release it to the people it is meant for.


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