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Information on Sexual Offenders

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

What is it?
Rape or sexual assault facilitated by the use of drugs to incapacitate the victim.

What are the signs?
Memory Loss including snapshots or cameo memories - Confusion - impaired motor skills - reduced inhibition - dizziness - drowsiness - impaired judgment - intoxication disproportionate to the amount of alcohol consumed.

How do I determine if a sexual assault may have been drug facilitated?
Be aware of the following scenarios that may point to the possibility that the victim was drugged:

What do I do if I recognize the possibility of drug facilitated sexual assault?
You can use the Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Kit (DFSA), Developed by the NYS Division of criminal Justice Services BUT Remember:

What if our hospital does not have any DFSA kits available?
Use 2 gray top blood tubes and standard sterile urine collection cup to obtain samples. You must also obtain signed consent from the victim. If your hospital does not have a copy of the Authorization for release of Sexual Assault Drug screen, You can obtain one by calling the DCJS Violence Against Women Unit at (518) 457-9726 or you can access it 24 hours a day on our website DO not include the DFSA samples in the NYS Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kit used to do the forensic exam.