An informational network that is designed to help crime and rape survivors in West Virginia check an offender’s custody status has expanded to include all regional jails in the state.


Two college freshman spend a night together. There’s inexperience, miscommunication and things go wrong -- really wrong.

One of them calls what happened sexual assault, the other calls it rape. But together, they’ve found a remarkable way to recover, heal and learn.  

For this episode, Trey speaks with Stephanie Lepp, the producer of the podcast “Reckonings” about the story of Anwen and Sameer and one night that has changed their lives.

Rape Kits
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West Virginia has received more than $1 million in federal funding to help improve its testing of backlogged and future sexual assault kits in the state.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that West Virginia was one of nine jurisdictions to be awarded part of over $13.6 million in funds to expand sexual assault kit testing through the department's National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.

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Law enforcement officials are gathering in Huntington to discuss how to use grants to eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in West Virginia.

The meeting Friday at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center was arranged by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, who will join via Skype from Washington, D.C.

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A Clarksburg man says the West Virginia Supreme Court should not indefinitely delay its ruling allowing him to withdraw guilty pleas in a 2001 rape case.

The state attorney general's office last week asked the justices to put the ruling on hold while they consider appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. No time limit was mentioned.

Sexual violence is never the victim's fault. It doesn't matter where you were, the time of day, what you were wearing, or if you were drinking -- sex without consent is rape. Dan Ringer and guest Nancy Hoffman, State Coordinator for WV Foundation for Rape Information & Services will talk about finding help for victims of sexual violence on this episode of The Law Works.

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The West Virginia Supreme Court is reconsidering its ruling over a lawsuit alleging a male correctional officer repeatedly raped a female inmate.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend in north-central West Virginia, a lot of skin was on display in one restaurant. But it might not be the skin you’re thinking about.