- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State Auditor Adam Edelen says a report on untested sexual assault evidence kits in Kentucky is being released.

According to WHAS-TV (https://bit.ly/1NDxNZ0 ), a news conference has been planned for Monday in reference to the report.

The Kentucky State Police laboratory has received a $1.9 million grant from the New York district attorney, which has teamed with the U.S. Justice Department to distribute $79 million nationally to help reduce the backlog of untested rape kits.

State police said the money will pay for up to 3,300 kits to be outsourced and for the formation of a task force to focus on policies for automatic submission of the kits.

The legislature this year directed the Kentucky auditor to determine how many kits were untested at Kentucky police agencies.

State police said the inquiry resulted in submission of more than 500 kits in addition to 315 the lab had already located.


Information from: WHAS-TV, https://www.whas11.com

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