The police also did not immediately administer a rape kit. Sánchez claims that an advocacy group helped him obtain a rape kit from a reluctant police force. (Sánchez did not name the advocacy group.)
"When [the group and I] called, they were trying to blame it on me. Like, 'Well, why'd he take that long to get a rape kit?'" Sánchez said. "It doesn't matter. I want one now." He claimed it took 72 hours after the incident to obtain a complete rape kit.
Sánchez believes that the police might have treated him differently if it weren't for his appearance. The model and fashion writer is both a person of color and markedly androgynous.
"If I was a little blonde white girl in Paris saying that happened to me things would have been different,” he stated. "I think my skin tone, I think my gender, my sexuality, how I look, I think all those things had something to do with why I was not given the proper respect that I deserved. That’s what I believe.”