Kentucky AG says new cold case unit will focus on justice for sexual assault victims
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says the newly created unit will focus solely on investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cold cases.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky is stepping up the fight to solve sexual assault cases that have gone cold.
On Tuesday, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the creation of a new Cold Case Unit that will work out of his office to get justice for victims of sexual assault.
Kentucky has had a problem in the past with untested rape kits, but Beshear says now that those have been tested the new unit will work with local and state officials to investigate and prosecute cold cases.
The unit is funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The money will also be used to cover the cost to test any remaining untested kits.
Beshear said with the grant paying for the testing of up to 1,500 additional kits, it means every kit in Kentucky will be tested without exception.
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