Kentucky bill would create online tracking system for rape kits

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A Kentucky bill, co-sponsored by State Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkinsville), would create an online tracking process for sexual assault forensic kits.

The public portal would allow victims to anonymously access the system and provide information to Kentucky State Police.

The measure is being pushed by State Senator Denise Harper Angel (D-Louisville).

Victims would be able to go to a website and see the following information about the kit after entering the serial number or kit number:

  • When the kit was picked up
  • Which law enforcement agency picked it up
  • When the kit was received
  • When the report was completed
  • When DNA testing was completed
  • If a DNA profile was obtained from the evidence
  • If there has been a hit with the national database
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(This story was originally published on February 6, 2019)

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