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Council OKs using private lab to test backlogged sex assault kits

Posted at 11:13 PM, Apr 14, 2020

The city council has approved a service agreement to test for DNA evidence in sexual assault cases.

A private lab will be used to process dozens of sexual assault kits that haven't yet been tested.

It is part of a statewide initiative to clear a backlog of old sexual assault cases.

The city council approved just over $93,000 to test 117 kits in cases that date from 2005-2011.