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New processes to test thousands of sexual assault kits held by local North Carolina law enforcement agencies are advancing in the House.
In a stunning development, CBS 17 has learned the rape kits of three women found dead in Lumberton sat untested in the police department for a year and eight months.
Sexual assault evidence collection kits are not required for survivors who want to press charges against their alleged assailants.
North Carolina politicians are promising to spend the $6 million needed to catch up on testing decades of ignored evidence collected from sexual assault victims, and also prevent the injustice from repeating.
North Carolina government's top lawyer says a new tracking system for pending sexual assault evidence kits and new funds toward completing untested kits sitting in local law enforcement agencies will help bring victims justice.
Lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly have advanced legislation creating a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits.
Stein has been behind the Rape Evidence Collection Kit Tracking Act and said is working to tackle the thousands of untested kits.
A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other kids on base.
North Carolina's attorney general says the state has more than 15,000 untested sexual assault kits, a number that one national advocacy group called "significant."
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