Law Enforcement, Victim Advocates Worry About At-Home Rape Kits

Published: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:06pm
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Some state attorneys general are starting to take a closer look into at-home rape kits. Those in New York and Michigan have ordered companies to cease and desist.

The idea behind the products, with names like MeToo Kit and Preservekit, is that victims of sexual assault can collect evidence at home, rather than having to go somewhere to have a traditional evidence collection kit administered.

But critics, including law enforcement officials, medical professionals and victim advocates, worry the at-home kits will hurt victims, rather than help them.

To talk more about this, The Show reached out to attorney Flynn Carey, with the Phoenix firm Mitchell Stein Carey Chapman, who focuses on criminal defense, including defending people accused of sexual assault.

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