Sexual assault legislation empowers victims - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Sexual assault legislation empowers victims

Posted: Updated:

Eleven million dollars may soon be used to help test the nearly 20,000 back-logged rape kits in Texas.

This comes after the Senate approved a bill Thursday that would give victims the right to track physical evidence as it goes through the testing process.

State Senator Wendy Davis told us she has also been working with the Hospital Association to make sure all Texas hospitals have members who are properly trained to help sexual assault victims.

She says all too often, women are turned away because hospitals don't have the proper training or equipment to help.

Colleen Nelson, NewsChannel 10.

Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.