rape kit ties corrections officer to assault of child 14 years ago

In another display of how important it is to test all rape kits, a corrections officer in Illinois was just charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old in 1997 … after a rape kit that was part of a local backlog was finally tested.

The 2010 Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act required the state to collect data on all untested rape kits in the state. In March, the state announced it has 4,126 sexual assault cases connected to untested rape kits.

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