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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Program Featured on the Texas Ranger's Hall of Fame and Museum
Texas Ranger's Hall of Fame and Museum, May 6, 2021
The Texas Ranger's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Program was featured in the Texas Ranger's Hall of Fame and Museum. Click here to learn more!

Serial Sex Offender Convicted of Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Feb 9, 2021
Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced that a serial sex offender has been convicted of sexual assault after a victim’s sexual assault kit was tested as part of the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI).

Tennessee man sentenced to prison in 2013 Kalamazoo sexual assault case
Bianca Cseke, Fox 17, Feb 4, 2021
“Our communities must be protected against those who commit sexual assaults against children and other vulnerable victims. I appreciate the hard work put into resolving this case by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office and the SAKI team and their commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of sexual assault victims.” Michigan AG Dana Nessel

Man ordered to trial after woman said she was sexually assaulted in 2012
Trace Christenson, Battle Creek Enquirer, Feb 3, 2021
A Hartford man on Tuesday was ordered to trial on five counts of sexual assault after a woman testified she was a victim in 2012 as part of the Calhoun SAKI project.

Mobile Police nearing the end of its cold case sexual assault kits
Dana Winter, WKRG, Jan 28, 2021
Mobile Police have completed SAKI funded testing on their previously unsubmitted SAKs and have arrests pending.

AG Nessel announces sentencing for William Darnell Johnson in sexual assault cases
News Channel 3, Jan 25, 2021
“This conviction would not have been possible without the hard work and determination of the Kalamazoo SAKI team, and I am grateful for the justice these professionals were able to provide to these women.”- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

Man identified through sex-assault cold case project gets prison for series of assaults dating to 2001
WKRG Staff, Jan 22, 2021
A sex assault cold case project helped authorities identify and prosecute a Kalamazoo man police say was responsible for a series of sexual assaults dating to 2001.

Serial Cleveland rapist pleads guilty to raping two women, gets 20 years tacked onto already lengthy sentence
Cory Shaffer, Cleveland.com, Jan 12, 2021
Investigators tied man already in prison to two attacks from the mid-2000's in Cleveland, OH through DNA evidence in previously untested rape kits as part of the Sexual Assault Kit Task Force. He was sentenced to another 20 years in prison.

Man arrested after 2010 rape kit is finally tested
Wells Foster, WoodTV.com, Jan 8, 2021
A Coldwater man is in custody after a decade-old rape kit was finally tested, reports Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jerry Jarzynka. “We care about victims, we care about justice. We are invested in crimes that occurred yesterday and crimes that occurred like in this case, ten years ago. I admire this grant, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative as a whole and the agencies in this community for never losing sight of justice for the victims of sexual assault,” said Jarzynka

Nevada’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits cleared
Audrey Owsley, KOLO News 8, Dec 31, 2020
Nevada AG Aaron Ford announced Thursday that testing for all previously backlogged sexual assault kits from prior to 2016 is now complete.

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