Indiana county to test decade-long backlog of rape kits

HIGHLAND, Ind. (AP) — Officials in northwest Indiana say they plan to test some of the 240 untested rape kits that are part of a decade-long backlog and make policy changes to help prevent another logjam.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Lake County officials announced plans Wednesday to test all non-anonymous rape kits performed on or after Jan. 1, 2008. Rape kits performed before that date will be destroyed unless the survivor contacts a local rape crisis center and...

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