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Thousands Of Rape Kits Still Untested In Texas

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There are thousands of boxes filled with evidence from sexual assaults in Texas that have yet to undergo DNA testing as required by law.

Testing could potentially identify perpetrators of these crimes, prevent repeat offenses and help victims find closure. Instead, the evidence stays shelved – sometimes for years. 


David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.