Midsouth Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Raping Six Women Over Seven Years
The United State Attorney's Office Western District, May 17, 2019
A Memphis man has been found guilty of kidnapping and raping six memphis woman and attempting to kidnap and rape a seventh woman based on DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit and CODIS.
Maricopa County close to clearing out backlog of 4,500 rape kits
Jessica Swarner, KTAR News, May 24, 2019
90% of the kits in the backlog have been fully tested. The 250 kits that remain are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Of the kits that have been tested, 754 resulted in a “DNA hit" in CODIS.
Duluth Police: All backlog sexual assault kits tested, investigations ongoing
Jessie Slater, Duluth 3, May 21, 2019
Duluth, MN has submitted 415 untested SAKs for testing. 50% of those came back with a DNA match in CODIS. 21 cases have been referred to the DA, with 13 cases facing charges and 3 convictions have been made.
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.