STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2017) —A resolution authored by State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) urging the Indiana State Police (ISP) to conduct an audit of untested rape kits in evidence rooms, healthcare facilities and other entities that might be responsible for handling the kits across the state, recently passed the Senate.
Senate Resolution 55 also aims to find out the reasons why some kits were not tested. ISP would submit a report to the legislature by Dec. 1. The report would be used to help develop potential strategies to implement when handling rape kits in the future.
“I began working on the issue of sexual assault a few years ago when we passed Jenny’s Law, and have continued the conversation as it pertains to figuring out how many untested rape kits we have around the state,” Crider said. “When the audit is complete, it’s our hope to learn more about why there is a backlog on testing these kits. It’s my goal to stop this problem before it gets any worse and get ourselves in a better place going forward.”
To read the full text of the resolution, click here.
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