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New Akron police unit delves into 20 years of unsolved rapes
Amanda Garrett, Akron Beacon Journal, Jun 22, 2019
Akron SAKI has reinvestigated 41 sexual assault cases and have brought charges against three suspects including one serial rapist.

Duluth man convicted of sexual assault
Staff, News Tribune, Jun 21, 2019
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit leds to a conviction of first-degree sexual assault.

Progress is being made on the untested rape kits in Missouri
Staff, OzarksFirst.com, Jun 19, 2019
In Jefferson City today, representatives from law enforcement, healthcare, and advocacy organizations across the state gathered to discuss the effort to clear out the backlog of thousands of untested sexual assault kits.

DPS: Sexual Assault Kit Initiative to help improve testing procedures, accountability
Beth Verge, 2 KTUU, Jun 14, 2019
The Alaska SAKI site is taking what they have learned through reviewing their unsubmitted sexual assault kits and applying it to all aspects of their sexual assault investigations.

Event features documentary, experts on untested rape kits
Amanda Garrett, Akron Beacon Journal, Jun 11, 2019
The Akron Beacon Journal and the Akron, OH SAKI site will be hosting a showing of "I Am Evidence" followed by a panel discussion with the detectives from the Akron SAKI site and their victim advocate partners.

AG, FBI PARTNER TO TRAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BETTER SOLVE CRIMES
WTVQ Social, Jun 4, 2019
In July, the SAKI Cold Case Unit and the FBI will host two intensive trainings on ViCAP. The trainings are for detectives, homicide and sex crime investigators as well as cold case and missing persons units.

DNA links Akron man to four rapes since 2011, police say
Robin Goist, Cleveland.com, May 31, 2019
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative detectives received DNA profile matches for a suspect on four rape cases dating to Jan. 17, 2011 and have now charged him with six counts of rape and various other charges.

Louisiana man charged with abducting, raping Indiana tourist
Associated Press, Santa Rosa's Press Gazette, May 31, 2019
DNA evidence from a sexual assault in October 2018 was uploaded to CODIS and led authorities to arrest a suspect.

NC Senate approves budget with rape kit reform
Matt Moore, WYFF, May 31, 2019
NC Senate has approved the state's budget which earmarks $3 million for testing unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

Man charged in connection with second sexual assault cold case from 1994
WBTV, May 30, 2019
CMPD has charged a man for his involvement in a second sexual assault cold case in Charlotte from 1994 after testing a sexual assualt kit that was partially tested previously using antiquated DNA methods.

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