In North Carolina adult (18 years of age and older) victims of sexual assault have the option to have evidence collected with out formally making a report to law enforcement. By having an anonymous kit collected, patients get the needed space to decide whether or not they want to engage with the criminal justice system without compromising time-sensitive evidence collection.
To submit an anonymous SAECK to L.E.S.S.:
Law Enforcement Support Services
Q: What is L.E.S.S.?
A: L.E.S.S. stands for Law Enforcement Support Services, this is where anonymous kits and evidence go to be stored until a patient decides to move forward with an investigation. If your patient later decides to make a full report, they will contact the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over where the assault occurred. That agency will then retrieve the kit from L.E.S.S. and have it sent to the State Crime Lab to be processed.