Kentucky working through untested rape kits

WCPOPublished: January 17, 2018Updated: January 26, 2018
Published: January 17, 2018Updated: January 26, 2018

Social stigma, confusion and fear of the attacker can all prevent victims of sexual violence from seeking law enforcement's help, and even those who do might never see their day in court. In 2015, a state audit discovered more than 3,000 rape kits, some of them dating back to the 1970s, lying untested in police storage. It took around eight months for those that were tested to reach a lab. Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday they hope to finally give each of those thousands of stories a just ending in coming years.

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