Note: Cumulative performance metrics are updated quarterly based on state and local level reports.
Lansing Man Sentenced up to 80 years in 2012 Cold-Case Sexual Assault
Michigan.gov, Feb 14, 2024
"Today, Judge James Jamo in the 30th Circuit Court in Ingham County sentenced Marshawn James Curtis, 30, of Lansing, to 17.5 - 80 years for a rape committed in 2012, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane. Curtis was found guilty of one count of first-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct by an Ingham County jury on December 1st following a cold-case investigation and prosecution by the Ingham/Jackson Regional Sexual Assault Team."
Second man arrested in connection with 2008 rape of Davenport woman
Thomas Geyer, The Dispatch Argus, Feb 14, 2024
"A second man has been arrested in connection with the 2008 rape of a Davenport woman, police said. Christopher Craig McVay Jr., 37, is charged in Scott County District Court with one count of second-degree sexual abuse. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years."
Specialized Boston police sex assault unit marks first conviction
Karen Anderson & Kevin Rothstein, WCVB 5, Feb 14, 2024
"A specialized Boston police unit investigating sexual assaults has reached a milestone: its first conviction. William Mancortes pled guilty in Suffolk Superior Court last December and was sentenced to 10-12 years in prison for raping two women who thought he was an Uber driver."
SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims. SAKI funding will not only help link victims to advocates and needed services, but also help jurisdictions implement best practices and comprehensive reform to help bring perpetrators to justice and increase safety in communities by preventing future sexual assaults.
Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases. Through this program, funding is provided to support multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.