COURT RULES SEX OFFENDERS CAN BE CHARGED FOR ?RAPE KITS?
Sex offenders in Colorado can be forced to pay for the medical sexual assault examinationsrequired for their victims, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
While the state already required funds to be set aside to pay for the forensic tests widelyknown as “rape kits,” the ruling clarifies that convicted offenders can be chargeddirectly for the costs of tests for their victims.
Nationally, many victims of sexual assault have to pay some of the costs of rape kits. A recentstudy found that on average, victims with insurance ended up paying about $950