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Backlog hit leads to third rape charge against man
Matthew Reisen, Albuquerque Journal, Mar 20, 2019
DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 2015 led to the arrest of a man who has been charged in two similar rapes from previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in the past year.

Convicted sex offender found guilty of 2006 Jacksonville rape
Frank Powers, News JAX 4, Mar 20, 2019
A man was convicted of two counts of sexual assault from 2006 after his DNA was discovered in a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from the incident when it was sent for testing by the FDLE.

1990 rape suspect charged with 2 more cold cases in Fayetteville
Michael Futch, The Fayetteville Observer, Mar 19, 2019
A rape suspect has been charged with 2 more counts of sexual assault as the result of DNA evidence from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits and cold case investigation by the Fayetteville PD.

AG FERGUSON COMMITS $750,000 TO TEST SEXUAL ASSAULT KITS
Washington State Attorney General's Office, Mar 19, 2019
Washington State AG announced an extra $750,000 in grant funding to test previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

Experts: Fayetteville rape investigations, treatment of victims, improved over years
Paul Wooverton, Fayetteville Observer, Mar 19, 2019
A forum held in Fayetteville discusses how sexual assault investigations have changed to better assist victims thanks to the SAKI project there.

Man sentenced to life in prison after DNA connects him to cold case rapes
Portia Burner, Fox 5, Mar 19, 2019
DNA from three previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits and cold case investigations by the GACC SAKI team led to a conviction in Atlanta, GA.

DNA testing on backlog of rape kits in metro Phoenix has produced results
Kevin Stone, KTAR News, Mar 14, 2019
Maricopa county has submitted 93 percent of their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits for testing and testing has resulted in 14 indictments and 7 convictions.

MISSOURI NEWS: ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHMITT HOSTS SAFE KIT INITIATIVE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY GROUP
Marty Smith, STL News, Mar 14, 2019
Missouri Attorney General's office hosted their multi-disciplinary group meeting to further discuss and share input on how to proceed regarding previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Attendees included victim advocates, law enforcement, hospital, and healthcare representatives.

Behind Every Kit Is An Individual’: Investigators Examine Hundreds Of Untested Rape Kits
Jennifer Mayerle, 4 WCCO CBS Minnesota, Mar 11, 2019
Duluth, Minnesota has submitted all of their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits to the state crime lab for testing. 418 kits were submitted, 203 DNA profiles were uploaded to CODIS, and 116 hits in CODIS.

Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force nears indictment in 800th victim's case: By the numbers
Rachel Dissell, Cleveland.com, Mar 10, 2019
As of the end of February, the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Task Force has completed 4,179 investigations, 719 defendants have been indicted, and 92.7% of the cases that made it to court resulted in a conviction.

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