Interview Guide: Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

POTENTIAL
DRUG-FACILITATED RAPE

 

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Drugs >>>

 

Symptoms /

Indicators

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GHB

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OTHERS

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Deep Sleep / Coma

 

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X (high doses)

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Euphoria

 

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X

(low doses)

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Drowsiness

 

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Memory impairment

 

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Slurred speech

 

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Inability to speak

 

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Inability to move / lack of motor control

 

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Impaired Judgment / Disinhibition

 

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X

(low doses)

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Apnea

 

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Aggressive, combative behavior

 

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X

(while unconscious)

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Delusions

 

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X

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Visual sense affected

 

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Burundanga

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Touch sense affected

 

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Enhanced

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Sexual awareness heightened

 

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X

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Increased heartrate

 

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Seizure

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X

 

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Tremors

 

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X

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Gagging

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X

 

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Nausea/vomiting

 

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X

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X

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X

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X

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X

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X

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X

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Burundanga (may believe they are dreaming while in fact
experiencing reality)

 

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Hallucinations

 

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Burundanga

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Substance Quality

Odorless, tasteless,
although recently manufactured batches in some countries (legally produced by
Hoffmann-LaRoche) have abuse prevention qualities: turns blue when dissolved
in alcohol.

 

White, dime-sized pill,
scored center, “ROCHE” printed on one side.

 

Dissolves quickly and
completely

 

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Looks similar to high-grade cocaine.

 

Available in a liquid form.

 

Produced commercially, diverted to illegal use.

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Within 20 minutes, intoxication

 

Within 1 hour, incapacitation

 

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As early as 15 seconds

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Up to 2 days

 

 

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1 hour (major effects); lingering effects 18-24 hours

 

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24-36 hours (in urine)

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SOURCES:

 

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and
Education: Sexual Assault; Chapter 8: Drugs Used in Sexual Assault; http://www.utexas.edu/cee/dec/tcleose/assault/chapter8.html.
(26 Nov 2003).

 

Toxicity, Gamma-Hyrdoxybutyrate, Scott Cameron MD; http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic848.htm.
(26 Nov 2003).

 

Flunitrazepam; Clinical Toxicology Review Vol. 20, No. 7,
April 1998; http://www.maripoisoncenter.com/ctr/9804flunitrazepam.html.
(26 Nov 2003).

 

Ketamine HCI, http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic3/ketamine_cp.htm;
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic3/ketamine_ad.htm
(17 Dec 2003).