Rape Kit Testing Leads to Arrests

Testing the backlog of “Rape Kits” in Nevada has led to 13 arrests, according to Attorney General Adam Laxalt. As of September, 7,324 previously untested sexual assault kits have been sent to labs for testing, representing 95 percent of the total kits. 5,467 kits have completed testing, 563 have been identified as DNA matches, and at least 13 related arrests have been made statewide. A sexual assault kit is used to collect physical evidence during an invasive and lengthy examination conducted at a hospital or rape crisis center following a sexual assault.