CRIME

In A Small Illinois Town, A History Of Failed, Ignored Rape Investigations And Hundreds Of Untested Rape Kits

Aug 17, 2013
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Rosa Pickett was 17 when she was raped in her hometown of Robbins, Il. on September 3, 1977.

She was walking to a party at night in the nearly all-black village of Robbins located in the Cook County region that also contains the mecca of Chicago. After being rescued by a stranger who found her in a ditch, he took her home. Her mother barely recognized Pickett’s face, which was swollen from receiving repeated punches during her assault.

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