Grant provides funding for forensic LED cameras at University Hospital

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville Hospital will soon have a new way to gather forensic evidence for domestic violence victims.

Sexual assault examinations are standard at the hospital, but a $15,000 gran from Verizon will allow workers to collect evidence that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The hospital said it plans to purchase LED camera equipment that can collect evidence below the surface of the skin.

"Now, because of this magical camera that we're able to purchase, we're able to gather evidence. So, this evidence, if the victim chooses this, can go towards the criminal prosecution of batterers," Marta Miranda, CEO at the Center for Women & Families, said.

The evidence can be invaluable when it comes to putting accused perpetrators behind bars.

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