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DNA testing on backlog of rape kits in metro Phoenix has produced results
Kevin Stone, KTAR News, Mar 14, 2019
Maricopa county has submitted 93 percent of their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits for testing and testing has resulted in 14 indictments and 7 convictions.

Marty Smith, STL News, Mar 14, 2019
Missouri Attorney General's office hosted their multi-disciplinary group meeting to further discuss and share input on how to proceed regarding previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Attendees included victim advocates, law enforcement, hospital, and healthcare representatives.

Behind Every Kit Is An Individual’: Investigators Examine Hundreds Of Untested Rape Kits
Jennifer Mayerle, 4 WCCO CBS Minnesota, Mar 11, 2019
Duluth, Minnesota has submitted all of their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits to the state crime lab for testing. 418 kits were submitted, 203 DNA profiles were uploaded to CODIS, and 116 hits in CODIS.

Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force nears indictment in 800th victim's case: By the numbers
Rachel Dissell,, Mar 10, 2019
As of the end of February, the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Task Force has completed 4,179 investigations, 719 defendants have been indicted, and 92.7% of the cases that made it to court resulted in a conviction.

Man pleads guilty to 24-year-old sexual assault
MetroNews, Mar 9, 2019
DNA from a 1995 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit leds to an arrest in West Virginia.

DA gives update on rape kit backlog
Matthew Reisen, Albuquerque Journal, Mar 7, 2019
The Bernalillo County DA says that they have screened over half of the previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits submitted to them. They have charged four people in connection to backlogged cases.

Georgia lawmakers work to end state rape kit backlog
Ashley Bridges, WJBF 6, Mar 7, 2019
Team members from the GA SAKI taskforce emphasize the importance of understanding the lives of victims that are affected by testing sexual assault kits.

WV testing inventory of sexual assualt kits, contributing to national DNA database
Staff Reports, WVNews, Mar 7, 2019
During the process of testing their nearly 2,400 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits, West Virginia State Police has entered nearly 300 DNA profiles into CODIS, and received 106 hits.

New Akron detective unit revisits unsolved sex crimes
Amanda Garrett, Akron Beacon Journal, Mar 1, 2019
The Akron Sexual Assault Initiative (ASAKI) held their first multi-disciplinary team meting to discuss cold case sexual assaults that are associated with previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

Sex offender charged in 2006 Jacksonville rape
Tarik Minor, News 4 JAX, Mar 1, 2019
DNA evidence from a 2006 previously unsubmitted sexaul assualt kit in Jacksonville, FL led to the arrest of a man who has previously been charged and served time for multiple sexually based crimes.

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