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What is the responsibility of an officer, during the physical examination of a sexual assault victim, who was dispatched to a hospital to take the report, interview or investigate the offense?

Leave the room during the exam

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In handling a sexual assault complaint, One of the objectives of the officer is to inform the victim that they may choose a ----- instead of using their name in all public files and records concerning the offense.

Pseudonym

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When a sexual assault or indecency with a child is reported to San Antonio police can the officer initiate an investigation if it is outside their jurisdiction?

Yes regardless of the jurisdiction of the occurrence

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For reporting purposes what offense code is used for out of jurisdiction cases?

110010

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Who is responsible for notifying the proper jurisdiction and forwarding all information required to properly complete the investigation of out of jurisdiction sexual assault or indecency with a child cases?

Special victims unit

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How many officers conduct a preliminary interview of the adult victim of a sexual assault?

It is conducted by one officer who briefly interviews the victim privately away from all other officers, witnesses, and onlookers

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Regardless of whether a pseudonym is used on the offense report for a sexually assault complaint, what else about the victim must be included?

Date of birth and sex of the

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If the sexual assault occurred within ------hours of the report to the police the officer will request the victim to undergo a physical exam at the hospital

96 hours

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If a physical exam is needed because of the timeframe of when the sexual assault was reported, which hospital will the officer request them to go if they are 17 years of age or older?

Methodist specialty and transplant hospital

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What are the three methods for an officer to notify child protective services after receiving a call for child sexual/physical abuse?

1) call child-abuse state wide intake hotline number for law enforcement
2) make an online report to the state wide intake office
3) fax a copy of the officers report to the state wide and take off

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If a preliminary interview with the child victim of physical/sexual abuse is not possible who may the officer obtain preliminary information from?

Reporting persons, the outcry witness, the parent, teacher, child protective services caseworker, etc.

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To determine the specific type of crime for a call for child sexual/physical abuse what two questions can be asked?

Was there a vaginal penetration and if so, by what means?
Was force or a weapon used?

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If the sexual assault victim is 16 years of age or younger where should the officer request the medical exam be done?

Christus Santa Rosa children's hospital

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Officers notify the special victims unit immediately on all child sexual assault and indecency with a child cases if it's between the hours of---- and -----

0745 and 1745

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Officers should notify a night special victims unit investigator immediately on all child sexual assault and indecency with a child cases if it is between the hours of------ and-----

1745 and 0745

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The officer should immediately notify hospital personnel so they may contact one of the -------nurses in handling a medical examination of a child sexual assault

SANE
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

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If an officer arrests or detains the suspect, adult or juvenile within a reasonable amount of time after the sexual assault or indecency with a child by contact, he immediately notifies----

The follow-up unit

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Collection of evidence from an arrested person of a sexual assault or indecency with a child by contact, may be collected for the immediate preservation of evidence without a warrant examples would include----

Evidence collection that is non-intrusionary including photographs of defensive wounds

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The suspect of a sexual assault or indecency with a child by contact regardless of age will be taking where for the examination?

Methodist specialty and transplant hospital

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All evidence removed from the suspect at the hospital except for photographs will be packaged by who and turned over to the officer?

SANE nurse

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What are some things to remember in talking with the victim of a possible sexual assault?

Give no personal opinions, use only medical terms when referring to part of the body, make no comment pertaining to the victim's behavior providing the opportunity to be assaulted, do not ask any embarrassing or personal questions which are irrelevant to the investigation

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Handling of Sexual Assault Complaints
B. When talking to the victim, the officer uses language appropriate to the victim's a___, i______, and e______

age, intelligence, and emotional condition.

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.06 CASE HANDLING FOR ADULTS
E. If the victim has chosen a pseudonym, the reporting officer will provide the victim with SAPD Form #2089-PSA. The officer and the victim will complete the form.
2. The officer will fax a copy of the offense report and the officer will also fax a copy of SAPD Form #2089-PSA
to the ______. The officer will return the original SAPD Form #2089-PSA to the ______ in person or in a ______through the department bin mail.

Special Victims Unit
Special Victims Unit
sealed envelope

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.06 CASE HANDLING FOR ADULTS
J. The officer may be relieved from waiting with the victim at the hospital if:
1. The victim is accompanied by an ____, ____, or _____; and
2. The victim has _____after the examination.

1) adult friend, adult relative, or a rape crisis counselor
2) transportation from the hospital

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.07 CASE HANDLING FOR CHILDREN
I. When the parents or guardians want the victim to be examined by a private physician, the officer stresses having the
medical examination done at the Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, if the victim is sixteen (16) years of age or younger, due to that hospital’s expertise in handling cases involving children.
1. If the parents do not wish to go to the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, a sexual assault examination may be done at the ________, provided the child is over ____years of age.

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
13 years of age.

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.09 COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECTS
A. If an officer arrests or detains a suspect, adult or juvenile, within a reasonable amount of time after the sexual assault or indecency with a child by contact, he immediately notifies the follow up unit. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the processing of the suspect for evidence may involve the following:
2. Evidence that requires _______, such as the withdrawing of blood or the taking of a
sample of DNA from inside the mouth, must be accomplished pursuant to a ______or through ______

intrusion into the human body
search warrant
written consent.

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.09 COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECTS
A. If an officer arrests or detains a suspect, adult or juvenile, within a reasonable amount of time after the sexual assault or indecency with a child by contact, he immediately notifies the follow up unit. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the processing of the suspect for evidence may involve the following:
7. Normally, the victim’s sexual assault kit remains at Methodist Transplant or Christus Santa Rosa Hospital and is transported to the crime lab by follow up unit personnel. If the officer comes into possession of the victim’s sexual assault kit, such as when the victim’s SANE exam was performed at a location other than one of the above hospitals, the officer will separate the _____ kit from the _____kit and place the kits under ______.

suspect kit from the sexual assault victim’s kit and place the kits under separate Barcodes.

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.09 COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECTS
A. If an officer arrests or detains a suspect, adult or juvenile, within a reasonable amount of time after the sexual assault or indecency with a child by contact, he immediately notifies the follow up unit. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the processing of the suspect for evidence may involve the following:
8. Any film used by the SANE Nurse at the time of evidence collection will remain at the _____and will be picked up by the _____.

medical facility
follow-up unit