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Bullock signs bill to continue work of Montana sexual assault task force
Andrea Lutz, Q2 KTVQ, Apr 16, 2019
Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill to continue the work of Montana's sexual assault task force including evidence tracking system and mandatory timeframes for SAK pick up and testing.

24 years after a teen was raped near uptown Charlotte, DNA leads to an arrest
Joe Marusak , The Charlotte Observer, Apr 12, 2019
Newly tested DNA evidence from a previously partially tested sexual assault kit led to an arrest of a suspect 24 years after a 16-year-old reported being attacked in Charlotte, NC.

AG Kaul Announces Progress in Effort to End Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Apr 12, 2019
Wisconsin Attorney General announces that of the 4,160 tested sexual assault kits, 998 kits have been added to CODIS, 600 cases have been reviewed by DOJ, and in 5 cases charges have been filed.

Elizabethtown man indicted in cold case rape thanks to backlog testing
Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier Journal, Apr 11, 2019
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit in which the offender was known and convicted of the crime, matched DNA from a separate previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 2011 leading to more charges being pressed against the offender and justice for the 2011 victim.

Processing DNA from rape kits 'a game changer'
Horace Hollman, The Champion, Apr 11, 2019
DeKalb County serial rapist facing charges based on DNA evidence from previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

Processing DNA from rape kits 'a game changer'
Horace Hollman, The Champion, Apr 11, 2019
DeKalb County serial rapist facing charges based on DNA evidence from previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

Maryland General Assembly passes legislation to require testing of most rape kits, add transparency
Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun, Apr 5, 2019
Maryland senate passes a test all bill for sexual assault kits that includes a measure stating that all sexual assault kits must be submitted for testing within 30 days.

More indictments, arrest made in oldest unsolved rape case being investigated
Shellye Leggett, KOAT 7, Apr 4, 2019
Bernalillo County SAKI site made an arrest in the oldest sexual assault cold case from 2006.

City leaders, advocates shine light on sexual assault
Crystal Moyer, News 4 JAX, Apr 3, 2019
City leaders and victim advocates joined forces Wednesday morning at Jacksonville's City Hall to encourage victims of sexual assault to come forward and show their support during SAAM.

Georgia House approves longer storage of rape kits
Associated Press, WGXA, Apr 2, 2019
The Georgia Senate unanimously approved a bill that requires evidence from a sexual assault kit be preserved for 30 years after the arrest date, 7 years from the completion of the prison sentence, or 50 years if no arrest is made.

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