Rape is traumatic enough without having to sit in a crowded emergency room for hours, waiting for a nurse to be available to collect the evidence.
“I always go back to this one particular case I had when I was a detective,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Capt. Carol Gregg. “We went to a hospital and we waited in the waiting room. About two hours in, I went to someone and asked, ‘Can you at least put us in a private room?’ We were on about the fifth hour of waiting … my victim, she looked at me and said I have a baby at home. I’ve got to go.”
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