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DNA Testing Nabs Suspect Sex Offender Linked To Rape Cold Case
Kimberly Johnson, Patch, Nov 29, 2018
DNA evidence from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit tested under SAKI funds led to an arrest in a 23 year old cold case in Charlotte, NC.

DNA evidence links man to 1990 cold case rap, kidnapping case in Fayetteville
ABC 11, Nov 27, 2018
Recently discovered evidence links man to cold case rape,kidnapping from 1990.

Initiative cuts down number of untested sexual assault kits
Marian Davidson, NBC Montana, Nov 21, 2018
Less than 70 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits of the 1,252 inventoried in 2016, remain in Montana.

A New Sexual Assault Prosecutor For Washoe County
Andi Guevara, 2 News, Nov 20, 2018
SAKI funds allow Washoe County, Nevada to hire a new prosecutor dedicated to ensuring justice for sexual assault survivors and resolving active and cold cases of sexual assault.

Man sentenced to 40 years for kidnapping, rape
Fox 8, Nov 20, 2018
DNA evidence found from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 2006 that was tested using SAKI funds, leds to a conviction.

Nevada AG's office: Rape kit backlog getting addressed
Associated Press, Las Vegas Sun, Nov 20, 2018
The Nevada attorney general's office announced that almost all of the 8,000 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits have been sent to labs for testing.

$1 Million Dollar Federal Grant To Reduce Untested Sexual Assault Kits in Fresno
George Hostetter, Observer, Nov 19, 2018
The Fresno Police Department has been awarded a $1 million SAKI grant to assist in testing previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits, investigate resulting cases and provide resources to survivors.

Arrest made in 2007 sexual assault
Christy Turner, Action News Jax, Nov 16, 2018
DNA evidence from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit led to an arrest in an unsolved case from 2007.

GBI: Backlog of 3,000 rape kits cleared since 2016 law
Russ Bynam, The Telegraph, Nov 16, 2018
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation have tested 3,000 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits, which have yielded evidence that linked 321 cases to suspects of other crimes, and identified two serial rapists.

Somerindyke named Fayetteville Police Officer of the Year
Michael Futch, The Fayetteville Observer, Nov 16, 2018
Lt. John Somerindyke, head of Fayetteville PD's Special Victims Unit, was named Police Officer of the Year due in part to his dedication to investigating cases that have resulted from previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits and advocating for survivors of sexual assault.

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