a set of items used at a medical facility for gathering and preserving physical evidence following a sexual assault
The results from a rape kit can be used in criminal proceedings.
a set of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence of a sexual assault; the collected evidence for a case concerning sexual assault; also called [sexual assault evidence collection kit]
A rape kit is the victim's best way to document the attack and help ensure prosecution of the attacker.
Hillaire spent the early morning hours of that night at a clinic with her mother, having a rape kit administered.
After 12 hours, she was interviewed by internal affairs and taken to a hospital, where a rape kit was used to collect evidence.
At most other police departments, using a “rape kit” to collect evidence would be considered routine.