NCCASA was contacted by a survivor who has been working with attorneys, advocates, and academics to raise awareness and bring an end to a traumatic practice referred to as ‘court-ordered rape,’ or invasive gynecological exams that survivors of sexual assault are ordered to endure in the course of proceedings against their perpetrators.
- Villanova University Professor of Law Michelle Madden Dempsey provides preliminary legal research into ‘court-ordered rape’
- National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse panel discussion on ‘court-ordered rape’
If you are a survivor who has been ordered to undergo such an exam, you can access free, confidential help by reaching out to your local rape crisis program.
In addition, NCCASA Staff Attorney, Skye David is available to hear your or your client’s story as she tracks these cases and researches the legal rights for survivors who have been impacted. You can reach Skye at email@example.com