Husband of tourist beaten at in the Dominican Republic says authorities bungled the investigation

Mail Online | 6/1/2019 | Lauren Fruen For;Associated Press
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The husband of a tourist who says she was savagely beaten at a Dominican Republic resort says authorities bungled the investigation and they failed to carry out a rape test until two days after terrifying ordeal.

Christopher Daley spoke out after shocking images of his wife Tammy were made public on social media Wednesday following the horror attack in January.

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The Delaware couple were staying at the Majestic Elegance all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana when victim Lawrence-Daley, 51, says she was strangled, beaten and left for dead in the brutal attack.

She detailed a vicious hours-long assault by a man she said was wearing the uniform of an all-inclusive resort.

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The Dominican Republic Attorney General's Office said Tammy declined to file a formal complaint.

But Christopher says this is a lie. He said they filed a complaint at a Higuey courthouse, adding: 'We were supposed to get a police report in February and we didn't get that.'

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He also told NBC10 claims they found 'discrepancies' in his statements 'crazy' after the couple were interviewed together.

And the devastated husband also questioned officials' determination that his wife was not sexually assaulted after doctors took two days to conduct the exam.

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He says they are also yet to receive the rape kit results back.

Lawrence-Daley herself has said she's still not positive if she was sexually assaulted after she showered before the test.

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'We had to force them to do a rape kit and that didn't happen until 48 hours later. And even at that point it was an external swab, that was it,' she said.

Police in the Dominican Republic have confirmed they are investigating the attack.

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Spokesman Col. Frank Durán said that immediately after authorities heard of the January attack investigators went to the hospital the mom-of-two was being treated, took her testimony and collected...
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