Daily Archives: June 30, 2016

Law ensuring sex assault evidence kits processing up for approval

Sexual assault kits 6ALBANY – Police must submit sexual-assault evidence kits containing DNA evidence to laboratories within 10 days of collecting it, under legislation heading to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

Iowa collecting numbers on untested rape kits

rape kitDES MOINES, Iowa — DES MOINES, Iowa Janelle Melohn says when it comes to sexual assault evidence collection kits, there hasn’t been a consistency in gathering information.
Melohn, who is the division director of the Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division, says that became evident when they started surveying law enforcement agencies for their inventory count of untested rape kits.