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A woman wearing a protective mask watches television in her home.
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As people self-isolate and self-quarantine to help stop the spread of coronavirus, abusers frequently have greater access to their victims. Meanwhile, victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse have less acess to help.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville sexual assault victims can soon go to a new location for forensic exams and other resources. It’s called the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam —  or “SAFE” center and Monday was its ribbon cutting.

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Every day, invisible armies of men and women head to work, where they’re tasked with doing something that helps make our lives a little bit easier. Some clean buildings, some assemble the devices we can’t live without, and some cook our favorite cheap eats.

On this hour of Reveal, we revisit our investigation of sexual assault against female janitors: "Rape on the Night Shift."

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All of Northeast Florida’s untested rape kits—about 1,500 of them—will now get processed, thanks to a federal grant announced Thursday.

The nearly $2 million grant will also establish a sex-crimes cold-case unit at the state attorney’s office in Jacksonville.


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Northeast Florida State Attorney candidate Wes White called on Duval County leaders and lawmakers Thursday to find the money to process some 2,000 rape kits that have sat on the shelf for as long as 20 years.

“The issue is: it needs to be done today,” White said. “I don’t know any other crimes against persons where someone says, 'Well, we’re going to wait until we get funding to take care of it.'”

White says it costs around $800 to process the DNA collected from a rape victim.

Florida State University

As FSU investigates its quarterback and Gainesville police look into incidents on the UF campus, the issue of sexual assault at universities is front and center.

The New York Times looks at how the Tallahassee Police Department is revising it's sexual assault complaint policy after a high-profile case involving star FSU quarterback Jameis Winston.