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Grand jury indicts man in sexual abuse case dating to 2013 using evidence from old sex assault kit, DA says
Tom Hallman Jr. , The Oregonian, Aug 16, 2019
A 36-year-old man has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl in 2013 and 2014 -- the eighth indictment stemming from a test on an old sexual assault evidence kit, authorities said Friday.

Kent County probation officer charged in 2009 rape on Western Michigan University campus
Mike Krafcik, Newschannel 3, Aug 7, 2019
In Kalamazoo County, a team of special prosecutors examining untested rape kits brought forward charges against 3 men for a rape that took place in a Western Michigan University door room in 2009.

Statewide 'rape kit' inventory nears completion
Katharine Finnerty, Missourian, Aug 7, 2019
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that 95.6% of law enforcement agencies and 98.5% of hospitals and Veterans Affairs medical facilities have completed an inventory of sexual assault kits.

Sex assault kit testing results in prosecution of 2015 Great Falls rape
Amy Beth Hanson, Helena independent Record, Aug 1, 2019
A convicted sex offender is the first man charged with rape under a Montana Department of Justice initiative to analyze about 1,200 previously untested sexual assault evidence kits held by local law enforcement agencies, the DOJ said Thursday.

AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Screen reader support enabled.
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Jul 31, 2019
For survivors looking for information about their kit, contact the law enforcement agency where the assault was reported, a local sexual assault service provider, or the DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services at 1-800-446-6564.

Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System to Be Used Across Oregon
Associated Press, US News, Jul 24, 2019
Oregon State Police are adopting the Portland Police Departments online evidence tracking system to allow sexual assault survivors to track their sexual asualt kits by the end of July 2020.

Convicted rapist facing life in prison for attacks dating back to 2010
DJ McAneny, WDEL, Jul 20, 2019
A 40-year-old man was convicted on eight counts of rape that occurred in incidents as far back as 2010 based on DNA evidence, according to Delaware Department of Justice officials.

Louisiana man convicted in 1998 Memphis rape
WREG Staff, News Channel 3, Jul 19, 2019
A registered sex offender from Louisiana was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in Memphis in 1998, thanks to a sexual assault kit processed 16 years later.

LaPlace man pleads guilty to 2 rapes in New Orleans, extending prison stay
Matt Sledge,, Jul 16, 2019
Man who had already received a 12-year sentence for a sexual assault in St. John the Baptist Parish pleaded guilty to two rapes in New Orleans linked to him by DNA evidence

Completing a Census of Individuals Who Lawfully “Owe” DNA in Cuyahoga County
Case Western Reserve University, Jul 15, 2019
This research brief evaluated the process for the Cleveland SAKI site collecting lawfully owed DNA.

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