New Sexual Assault Kits

New sexual assault kits could solve storage and tracking concerns

PUBLISHED: OCT 8TH, 2018 – 4:30PM (EDT)

UPDATED: OCT 9TH, 2018 – 4:22AM (EDT)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Justice for sexual assault victims often depends on good forensic evidence.

The Indiana State Police Crime Lab matched potential suspects to more than 900 sexual assault cases, including rape, through the state’s DNA database since its inception in 1996.

But there are growing questions about how many cases are going unsolved because sexual assault kits have not been tested.Some new proposed changes could soon close the testing gap.

Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted, according to the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking. Read the full article at WTHR…