Oregon rape kit results lead to new profiles, convictions

PORTLAND — A new report says the elimination of Oregon’s backlog of untested rape kits has led to hundreds of new DNA profiles being added to a national database and multiple cases having been prosecuted.
The report was released this week by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York. Oregon was one of 20 states to benefit from a sweeping, $38 million grant program created in 2015 to process thousands of untested rape kits across the country.