(1) A law enforcement officer who investigates an alleged sexual battery shall:

(a) Assist the victim in obtaining medical treatment, if medical treatment is necessary as a result of the alleged incident, a forensic examination, and advocacy and crisis-intervention services from a certified rape crisis center and provide or arrange for transportation to the appropriate facility.

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 794.052

  • Sexual battery: means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. See Florida Statutes 744.521
  • Victim: means a person who has been the object of a sexual offense. See Florida Statutes 744.521
(b) Advise the victim that he or she may contact a certified rape crisis center from which the victim may receive services.
(c) Prior to submitting a final report, permit the victim to review the final report and provide a statement as to the accuracy of the final report.
(2) The law enforcement officer shall give the victim immediate notice of the legal rights and remedies available to a victim on a standard form developed and distributed by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence in conjunction with the Department of Law Enforcement. The notice must include the resource listing, including telephone number, for the area certified rape crisis center as designated by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.