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Clearing Texas Rape Kit Backlog Will Cost Millions

Posted on 1/4/2013 by with 0 comments

There are some 20,000 untested rape kits sitting on evidence shelves in police departments across Texas, the state Department of Public Safety estimates.

Each box with samples of hair, skin and clothing represents one of the worst moments of the victim’s life, a crime that was followed by hours in a doctor’s office submitting the most personal evidence.

 

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