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Man Convicted of Three Rapes Including Two Cold Cases Gets Life in Prison, Nov 8, 2019
A man convicted of raping 3 women over the course of 7 years will spend the rest of his life in prison. The prosecution occurred thanks to the federally-funded Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI).

Michigan man indicted in 2004 rape in Orange Mound; rape kit wasn’t tested until 2014, Nov 8, 2019
A 62-year-old Michigan man has been indicted for the rape of a young woman, an attack that occurred in 2004 based on DNA evidence and CODIS.

Andre Reddic indicted for rape, kidnapping of 11-year-old girl in September 2000
Orleans Parish District Attorney, Nov 7, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 7) secured the indictment of a man linked by DNA test results to the rape of an 11-year-old girl that occurred more than 19 years ago in the West Lake area of New Orleans East.

Tested rape kits bring justice, OR looks to stay backlog-free
Hannah Ray Lambert, KOIN 6, Nov 7, 2019
After testing all previously unsubmitted kits in late 2018, Multnomah County has had 10 indictments and 5 convictions thus far.

Austin Montgomery, Beloit Daily News, Nov 1, 2019
A convicted rapist currently serving time for two sexual assaults from October of 2000 is facing charges from another sexual assault from July 2000 based on DNA evidence.

S.C. man arrested, accused of attempting to rape 83-year-old in 1991 Charlotte cold case
WBTV Web Staff, WBTV, Oct 24, 2019
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit linked man to sexual assault from 1991.

DNA links former Bernalillo County firefighter to 2009 rape case
Rebecca Atkins, KRQE Media, Oct 22, 2019
DNA results from a backlog of rape kits link Celso Montano Jr. to rape in 2009.

Kansas nearly clears ~2,200 untested sexual assault kit backlog
Cecelia Jenkins, WIBW 13, Oct 17, 2019
KBI has tested 2,000 of their previously unsubmitted kits and found 93% of suspects had a criminal histories and collectively committed 7,000 crimes.

Suspected serial rapists ID’d by newly tested rape kits
Brandon Stahl,A.J. Lagoe, Steve Eckert, KARE 11, Oct 17, 2019
DNA tests finally done on her kit have led to criminal charges against two men and One of the men accused is a suspected serial rapist.

Fulton County DA's office cold case rape kit initiative leads to new indictments
11 Alive, Sep 30, 2019
Power of CODIS leads to indictment in a 2000 case.

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