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Showing posts with label SEXUAL ASSAULT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SEXUAL ASSAULT. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CT LAW TRIBUNE REPORTS NEW LAW WILL REQUIRE TESTING OF RAPE KITS WITHIN 10 DAYS!


"The evidence collected from a victim after a sexual assault can yield key information for investigators, yet a survey of police around the state last fall revealed there were hundreds of untested sexual assault evidence kits kept in storage.

Starting on Oct. 1, a new state law will require police to transfer these evidence kits within 10 days for laboratory analysis and DNA testing. Once received, the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory has 60 days to analyze and process the evidence. Under current state law, there are no deadlines for submitting or analyzing the kits.

These changes mean there will likely be more identification of offenders, including serial offenders, according to Deborah Heinrich, director of public policy and communication with the East Hartford-based Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, or CONNSACS. "Each kit represents a victim waiting for justice, and we would like to see them have that opportunity," Heinrich said..."



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http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202735657293/New-Law-Expected-to-Boost-Sex-Assault-Prosecutions#ixzz3jxJWbSyA