As a forensic scientist with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Amy Pollpeter is well acquainted with the crime of sexual assault. Approximately 80% of her time is spent working sexual assault cases. She instructs law enforcement officers and forensic nurses on evidence collection in sexual assault cases. Her knowledge about this crime doesn’t come just from the cases she has worked in her 7 years at a state crime laboratory however; she is also a survivor of this crime and knows how great of an effect it has on its victims.
In addition to her role as an instructor, she has become a liaison between the crime laboratory and the sexual assault response teams. She has a passion for speaking to public groups to raise awareness of the crime of sexual assault. In addition to speaking to churches and public groups, Amy has been a guest on a Christian radio show to discuss the topic of sexual assault and the Christian response to victims and perpetrators.
Amy lives in Iowa with "her boys" - her husband, Dean, and their two sons.
Amy Pollpeter never thought she would be a victim of rape; but at the age of 16, she was raped by a former boyfriend. Even though she knew about rape, she always believed it happened to someone else. Not to someone like her. This is the story of her journey from brokenness as a victim to strength as a survivor. She hopes her story shines God’s light into the darkness of other hurting people.