Law Came Too Late for Some Rape Victims

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(NYT) — With considerable fanfare this week, Gov. Patrick J. Quinn signed into law a measure to improve rape investigations by Illinois authorities. But it came too late for women like Christina.

After a night out with a friend and the friend’s boyfriend in April 2007, Christina went with the pair to the friend’s Hyde Park apartment to sleep on the living room couch. When she was alone, she said, the boyfriend came into the room, pushed her roughly to the floor and raped her.

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