SAKI awarded the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office a grant of more than $672,000 to complement the FY15 National SAKI grant awarded to the State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida. The JSO will use the funds to provide investigative resources such as overtime pay for detectives and crime analysts, as well as travel and training expenses. The JSO also plans to use the funds to hire a project manager to work closely with the FY15 SAKI MDT and internal staff as well as renovate the office's property and evidence room for enhanced tracking and storage.
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Rape kit leads to arrest in 2011 case
Melanie Schultz, News4 JAX, Apr 6, 2018
As the result of a recently tested SAK, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested a map in a 2011 case.
I-TEAM: Sex offender charged in 2006 Jacksonville rape
Tarik Minor, News4 JAX, Mar 29, 2018
A sex offender recently released from prison has been arrested in relation to a 12-year-old rape case. This arrest is a result of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement processing unsubmitted sexual assault kits.
New DNA tests prompt arrest of serial rape suspect
Corley Peel and Frank Powers, News4 JAX, Mar 19, 2018
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has arrested a convicted rapist with three more sexual assaults from 2008 to 2009.
Rape kit tested 2 decades later leads to arrest
Francesca Amiker, News4 Jax, Jan 16, 2017
A 1995 sexual assault case was solved, and the perpetrator was arrested on sexual battery charges after the sexual assault kit was tested. The sexual assault kit was tested in 2014 under state efforts to test all unsubmitted sexual assault kits. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is using state and federal funding to allow for processing previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Remaining kits are expected to be submitted to the FDLE crime lab early in 2017. For more information, read the full story.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office getting federal funding for rape kit testing backlog
Michael Yoshida, CBS 47, Nov 21, 2016
A federal grant will help Jacksonville, Florida law enforcement test a backlog of approximately 1,800 untested rape kits. The grant will also help fund Jacksonville staff training and the renovation of the property and evidence room. To learn more, read the full article.