DA Rape Kit Testing Project Hits Milestone
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced that 1,692 untested sexual assault evidence kits from 12 police agencies across the county have been sent to an independent lab for testing over the past 17 months.
Lab results have come back from 1,344 of the kits which are now in the process of being uploaded into the FBI’s national CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) database.
“I’m proud of the excellent progress we’ve made on getting these kits tested, which may contain powerful evidence that can speak on behalf of victims and prevent a future assault,” said DA Stephan. “Rape cases leave victims with deep emotional and physical wounds. I’m committed to doing everything we can to solve their cases and I appreciate the dedication and hard work of all our county partners to get this project completed.”