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Convicted serial rapist faces new charge after rape kit test
Jenese Harris, Frank Powers, News4JAX, Jul 2, 2019
A convicted serial rapist who was serving prison time is facing a new sexual assault charge from 2010 based on DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit.

Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting stranger on Lower Garden District street
Staff, Uptown Messenger, Jul 2, 2019
Orleans Parish DA's office (SAKI site) reaches a plea bargain with an offender from a 2017 sexual assault.

UAA researcher studying sexual assault reporting process in Alaska
Liz Raines, KTVA, Jul 1, 2019
Researcher Ingrid Johnson is looking for individuals to participate in her study to inform policy for handling sexual assault in Alaska.

As 1 of 2 states with all rape kits tested, Kentucky is seeing results
Lauren Adams, WLKY, Jun 28, 2019
Kentucky is one of only two states in the US with no previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits remaining. So far, this testing has led to 10 indictments.

Tracking sexual assault kits: New system keeps 1,500+ survivors informed
Rosie Nguyen, ABC 4, Jun 28, 2019
Since the Utah Department of Public Safety launched the Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System last June, experts said 1,598 victims have used the online tool. In the last three years, they site has been able to test 3,304 kits, upload 1,548 DNA profiles to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), and identified 628 suspects in CODIS.

APD receives grant to speed up rape kit testing processes
Bridger Spencer, FOx 7, Jun 27, 2019
Austin PD is using thier SAKI funds to complete and expedite the CODIS review process for their previously unsubmitted SAKs that have been submitted through their previous grant.

Jorge Hernandez indicted for kidnapping, raping 3 New Orleans women
Orleans DA, Jun 27, 2019
DNA links suspect to three separate sexual assaults spanning from 2013-2019. He has been charged with three counts of kidnapping and three counts of first degree rape.

Kentucky man indicted again in backlogged sexual assault kit test case
WKYT Staff, WKYT, Jun 27, 2019
The Kentucky Attorney General's office announced a second indictment Thursday of a Hardin County man after testing of a backlogged Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kit led to further investigation.

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.

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