AG Josh Hawley Releases Results of Sexual Assault Kit Audit

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says there are nearly 5,000 untested sexual assault kits in the Show Me State.

According to a preliminary report released by Hawley’s office, there are 4,889 untested kits in the possession of law enforcement agencies, crime labs and healthcare providers in the state. A total of 266 law enforcement agencies, sixty-six healthcare providers and five crime labs took part in the audit. Hawley says this shows “clear need for additional funding to address sexual assault kit resources in missouri.” In April, the state legislature gave Hawley the authority to apply for a $3 million federal sexual assault kit initiative grant to address the issue.

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