If what the investigative report of Adnkronos reveals is true, it woul be a further humiliation and an insult to all the women victim of rape, who have tried to identify their aggressor in order to see justice done.
The evedences are sent from the SVS (Soccorso Violenza Sessuale e Domestica) of Mangiagalli Hospital, to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Milan, where they are kept in the freezer room, in which is active the “rotation rule”: the old evidences are taken away in order to make space for the new ones.
According to the reports of Adnkronos, the evidences are kept for no more than five years, despite the increasing number of rape cases. From the 250 cases in 2005, to 280 in 2006, that became 340 in 2007 up to almost 350 in 2008. From 2005 to 2015 more than 5100 women asked the anti-violence support center for help, but their aggressor could remain unidentified, since a lot of evidences have been thrown away.
Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo