Criminal Offenses

Sexual Assault

SECTION 11-37-13.3

§ 11-37-13.3. Sexual assault reports.

(a) A law enforcement officer who responds to or investigates a sexual assault or child molestation sexual assault incident, shall, upon determination of probable cause for arrest or referral to the attorney general's office, complete a sexual assault report (DV/SA-1).

(b) For the purpose of establishing data on the extent and severity of arrests for sexual assault and child molestation sexual assault in the state and on the degree of compliance with the requirements of this section the domestic violence training and monitoring unit of the court system shall prescribe a form for making sexual assault reports. The form shall include, but is not limited to, the following information:

(1) Name of the parties;

(2) Relationship of the parties;

(3) Sex of the parties;

(4) Date of birth of the parties;

(5) Time and date of the alleged incident;

(6) Whether children were allegedly involved or whether the alleged act of sexual assault or child molestation sexual assault was committed in the presence of children;

(7) Type and extent of the alleged abuse;

(8) Number and types of alleged weapons involved;

(9) Existence of any prior court order; and

(10) Any other data that may be necessary for a complete analysis of all circumstances leading to the arrest.

(c) Each police department shall forward copies of the reports to the unit at the end of each month.

(d) Upon adjudication of acquittal, dismissal or other exoneration the sexual assault report form will be expunged by the domestic violence training and monitoring unit.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 381, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 411, § 1.)