Multimedia   |  image



Emily’s nurse, Elizabeth Blauvelt, 38, opens an unused sexual assault evidence collection kit or “rape kit” in Room 19 of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Liz is one of hospital's SANEs (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners). After the three to five hour exam, nurses air-dry and store evidence for use during trial. “If they felt like they could go through a four hour exam, it’s because they felt like they had been assaulted," she said. "And then to not have that validated…that would be very hard.”

Emily’s nurse, Elizabeth Blauvelt, 38, opens an unused sexual assault evidence collection kit or “rape kit” in Room 19 of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Liz is one of hospital's SANEs (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners). After the three to five hour exam, nurses air-dry and store evidence for use during trial. “If they felt like they could go through a four hour exam, it’s because they felt like they had been assaulted," she said. "And then to not have that validated…that would be very hard.”