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Testing of 2012 sexual assault kit leads to Oregon rape conviction
Associated Press, KVAL 13, Nov 15, 2018
DNA evidence from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit led to an arrest in an unsolved case from 2012. The suspect was already incarcerated.

The Defenders: Cold case unit investigating serial rape case
Michelle Boudin, Mitzi Morris, WCNC, Nov 9, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's cold case unit, is hopeful that they can use new DNA technology and previously collected DNA evidence to solve a serial rape case that included 17 sexual assaults from 1990 - 1999 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

Backlogged rape test kits produce several possible leads
Associated Press, Belleville News-Democrat, Nov 6, 2018
Law enforcement in Hawaii have tested more than 1,500 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits that have led to 120 DNA matches in national offender databases, 19 of which matched DNA taken from a separate crime scene and repeat offenders.

Trial date set for man charged in decades-old sexual assault
Fox 11 News, Nov 5, 2018
Trial date is set for the first suspect charged in Wisconsin due to the testing of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits through the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.

Arrest made in Hoke County rape, kidnapping cold case after rape kit is sent for DNA testing
ABC 11 Eyewitness News, Nov 2, 2018
Detectives with the Fayetteville Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit have made an arrest in a 21 year old case thanks to DNA recovered from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit.

Austin Police Department Finishes Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Stuck in Backlog For Years
Audrey McGlinchy, KUT 90.5, Nov 2, 2018
Austin Police Department has completed testing on the thousands of previously unsubmitted sexual assualt kits that sat on their shelves since the 1990s.

Nevada testing of backlogged sexual assault kits leads to 17 arrests
Jordan Gartner. ABC 13 Action News, Nov 2, 2018
The Nevada Attorney General's Office announced that nearly 8,000 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits have been sent for testing. So far, there have been 600 DNA matches and 17 arrests from completed tests.

Police make arrest in 21-year-old cold case murder
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta, Nov 2, 2018
Police in Fulton County, GA were able to use genetic genealogy to find and arrest the suspect in a murder case from 1997.

Wichita police commit to send rape-kit backlog of nearly 1.700 for DNA testing
Chance Swaim, The Wichita Eagle, Nov 2, 2018
The Wichita Police Department announced that they are instituting a "submit all" policy for testing sexual assault kits, including their 1,700 backlogged kits from 2002-2017.

22-year-old rape in Tom McCall Waterfront Park solved through sexual assault kit
Aimee Green, The Orgonian, Oct 31, 2018
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit led to a conviction of a suspect in a sexual assault from 1996.

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