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Where to Get a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam in South Carolina

NBC News recently published an article about sexual assault forensic exams, including a comprehensive tool that allows survivors of sexual assault to search for trained sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) in their area. SANEs are trained to perform forensic exams (also called rape kits) on survivors, which are crucial for collecting the evidence necessary to…

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Gymnastic Coaches and Sexual Abuse – A Widespread Problem

Gymnastics is one of the more popular extracurricular activities for children. It’s an activity they can start early in life and continue through high school, college, and – for some athletes – move on to national or international competition. However, as we’ve seen with USA Gymnastics and the Larry Nassar case, competitive gymnastics is undergoing…

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Governor McMaster Signs Law Requiring Tracking System for Rape Kits

Many victims of rape are denied closure because their attackers are never caught. Even if you know who your attacker is, proving it under criminal law standards can be difficult without physical evidence. This is why getting a forensic exam, commonly called a “rape kit,” after an assault is so important. Jurisdictions around the country…

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Lyft Losing Its Reputation as The Safer Alternative to Uber

Over the past few years, rideshare company Uber has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Dozens of cases and allegations of sexual assault have been dogging the company for a while, with users of the service coming forward with claims of being groped, harassed and raped by drivers. Chief among their complaints were…

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Uber Received Nearly 6,000 Sexual Assault Claims over Past Two Years

Rideshare company Uber released its first-ever safety study on December 5. This was the end of a yearlong wait after the company announced they would conduct such a study concerning public safety concerns. The 84-page report encompasses 2017 and 2018, and covers both sexual assaults and fatalities involving Uber rides. The Uber safety report hit…

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UPDATE: McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit against Former Pediatrician at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital

In September, we learned that David Thomas Randolph, a senior pediatric resident at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, had been arrested for sexually abusing an 11-year-old patient. He is not the only victim. S. Randall “Randy” Hood, partner at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, is representing a North Carolina family in a lawsuit alleging that Randolph…

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