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'You can get justice': Utah rape kit initiative pushing for prosecution statewide
Ashley Imlay, Deseret News Utah, Jan 1, 2019
The Utah Sexual Assault Kits Initiative prosecuted its first case resulting from testing a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 2009.

Montana moves to formalize laws governing sexual assault investigations
Melissa Loveridge, Great Falls Tribune, Dec 31, 2018
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is urging state legislature to strengthen laws governing sexual assault in terms of testing and investigating kits as well as prosecuting resulting cases.

Man arrested in Fayetteville rape case
Nancy McCleary, Fayetteville Observer, Dec 28, 2018
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 1990 led police to make an arrest in the case.

Man sentenced in attack after rape kit went untested for 5 years
Dominic Adams. Michigan Live, Dec 28, 2018
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 2013 led to the arrest and conviction of a man in Flint, MI.

Editorial: NM is closer to ensuring rape victims get justice
Albuqurque Journal Editorial Board, The Albuqurque Journal, Dec 26, 2018
Albuquerque is working towards submitting all of their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

State Awarded Grant to Examine Untested Rape Kits
Jennifer Mayerle, WCCO 4 CBS Minnesota, Dec 26, 2018
Minnesota has been awarded an additional $2 million SAKI grant to help test more than 3,000 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in 2019.

Mayor: Albuquerque has cleared half its rape kit backlog
KANW 89.3, Dec 17, 2018
Albuquerque police have submitted 2,900 of their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits to their city's crime laboratory, cutting their number of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in half.

Man gets 15 years in prison for 22-year-old rape in Portland solved by testing of old sex assault kit
Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Dec 14, 2018
A man whose DNA was found in a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 1996, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

New Mexico Governor says local law enforcement rape kit backlog cleared
Matthew Watkins, ABC 7 Amarillo, Dec 14, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety State Crime Laboratory has tested all of their 1,388 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

Man serving life sentence for rape indicted in 2 cold case assaults
Heather Nolan, nola.com, Dec 13, 2018
DNA from two previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits produced a DNA match in CODIS for a man who was already serving time in prison for two other sexual assaults.

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