WELLINGTON, Fla. - It's the first of it's kind in Palm Beach County.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday morning at the Wellington Regional Medical Center for the Butterfly House, a specialized center, equipped to help rape victims.
The center is described as a coordinated crisis response.
When a rape victim arrives, they will be assisted by medical responders and if needed, law enforcement, mental health specialists and eventually prosecutors.
According to officials at the Wellington Regional Medical Center, the Butterfly House will become the county's first rape forensic exam service center.
There were 322 reported rapes in Palm Beach County in 2010, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
The FDLE also reports 9,800 forcible sex offenses were recorded in 2010 in Florida.
State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will be involved with Thursday morning's ribbon cutting ceremony along with members of Palm Beach County's Victim Services.
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