The collection of medical evidence is usually done if you choose to have the police involved in investigating the sexual assault, or if you are considering police involvement.
The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit
The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit is a specially sealed box that contains envelopes, bottles and other containers used to collect evidence. The Kits were initially designed to obtain evidence from a female victim that was assaulted by a male. However, The Kit can also be used to collect the evidence from a male victim or a child.Samples are collected from these three main areas:
Hospital emergency rooms or designated Sexual Assault Care Centres can collect evidence. The Sexual Assault Care Centres have specially trained nurses and doctors to explain the various options to you and complete the medical examination to collect evidence. The medical staff is very sensitive to the way you are feeling and encourages you to proceed at your own pace. You can have a friend or family member with you during the procedure. Please see our about us page for more information.If you choose to have a Sexual Assault Kit done:
You do not have to have a Sexual Assault Evidence Kit in order to have police involvement. If police are involved and you do not wish to have The Kit done, that is your choice.