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Nonetheless, a recent $750,000 allocation from the Utah Legislature will help the lab process rape kits more efficiently, he said.
About 88 percent of sex-assault victims are raped by an acquaintance, said Holly Mullen, executive director of the Rape Recovery Center. When investigators identify a victim as uncooperative, it’s not helpful, she said
"What I’d like police to understand is the trauma of rape and what that does to a victim’s mind."
Mullen said she was encouraged by Burbank’s message Wednesday. "The chief listened and he took quick action," she said. "This will help open up a public discussion on sexual violence."
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