Ok, I have read through the entire 120 page report and I can't find ANYTHING that supports the story during her term as Mayor, specifically in 1998, Sarah Palin forced rape victims in Wasilla Alaska to pay for their own rape kits.
According to the hundreds of reports out there, Police Chief Duwayne Charles Fannon, halved the budget request in 1997-1998, with a request of $7,298, spending $3,454. However, it seems he began the "victim pays" policy in the 1998-1999 fiscal year. That year, he requested $3,000 but spent only $205.
Well, according to the City of Wasilla's Crime Statistics website at http://www.cityofwasilla.com/index.aspx?page=103
In 1994 there were 8 sexual assaults, in 95 there were 5, in 96 there were 3, in 97 there were 0, in 98 there was 1 and in 99 there was 1.
This would explain the reduction in the budget for services for rape victims. Based on the reduced number of rapes over a period of the years prior to 1998, when estimating their need it would have been only natural to believe they would not need as much money as in previous years. Given there was only one rape, (and not knowing exactly what work was done or what a rape kit costs), that could explain why only $205 was spent that year.
Sarah Palin has plenty of faults but I'm not jumping on the bandwagon and pinning this on her, no way.