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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Why should you consider having a sexual assault medical forensic
•It won’t cost you.
•You can have time to decide if you want to report.
•It increases the likelihood of prosecution.
•Your health matters.
Steps to the Exam
•Possible mandatory report: If you are a minor, the person performing the exam is
obligated to report it to law enforcement.
•72 Hour Rule
•Sperm has DNA, 100% chance of DNA proﬁle if sperm is present, 72 hour rule
pertains to body cavities and semen evidence (anally, vaginally, orally)
•Only pertains to evidence in body cavities, evidence on clothes and skin lasts
•evidence on clothing remains unlike evidence left in body cavities
•What about a child victim?
•Does not apply to a child victim
LE Information Collection
•Location/scope of crime scene
•Details of assault