Regardless of your political persuasion or who you believe, one lesson learned from the recent Senate confirmation hearing is that sexual assault victims must report the crime to law enforcement quickly. Based on experience of working sexual assault cases, evidence of such crimes can come down to only a few witnesses or pieces of evidence. The longer victims wait to report the crime witness memories can change or fade and critical corroborative evidence can be lost forever. The longer victims wait it becomes more difficult for the perpetrator to face justice and the victim to find closure from the traumatic experience.
Ex-agents expect bureau to throw resources at pivotal investigation
In this Sept. 27, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegations against the high court nominee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)