WOMEN
08/05/2014 09:51 am ET

No Longer Ignored, Evidence Solves Rape Cases Years Later

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEMPHIS — Meaghan Ybos was 16 and had just arrived home from school when a man in a ski mask held a knife to her throat and raped her.

The man said he would kill her if she called the police, but she did so anyway. That led to barrages of skeptical questions, Ms. Ybos said, and the excruciating collection of evidence from her body, gathered into what is commonly known as a rape kit.

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