New camera to help hospital, police in sex assault cases

Posted: 8:00 PM EDT Oct 04, 2011   Updated: 11:40 AM EDT Oct 06, 2011
West Reading, Pa. -

The Reading Hospital and Medical Center has a new tool to fight crime.

Berks County District Attorney John Adams on Wednesday presented the hospital with a new camera, which will be used by the hospital's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program for taking pictures of sexual assault victims.

"We think that this will bring about more comfort to the victims of sexual assault," said Adams. "It will be more efficient for law enforcement, and it's a win-win situation for all of us."

The D.A.'s office purchased the camera through a federal grant.