Madison (WQOW) – Attorney General Brad Schimel announced on Monday that all of the state’s backlogged sexual assault kits have now been tested.
“When I took office in 2015, I worked with our team to identify and collect more than 6,000 sexual assault evidence kits that had never been submitted to the crime labs for testing, some of them dating back to the 1980s,” Schimel said. “Today, I am proud to announce that testing is complete on all 4,154 kits slated for testing. In less than three years, we will have tested the kits that built up over several decades, and justice can be served to sexual assault survivors.”
As of August 31, private labs contracted by the DOJ completed testing of the 4,154 previously untested sexual assault kits.