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Maui County: the first in the state to clear its backlog of old rape kits to be tested

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Maui County is the first in the state to clear its backlog of old rape kits to be tested.

The Maui News reports that it took about one year to test 105 kits from 1999 to 2016.

First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rivera tells the paper D.N.A. from 13 of the kits were matches to the FBI's Combined DNA Index System but the office was NOT able to prosecute any of those cases. 

The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative launched in 2016 after an investigation found thousands of sexual assault kits were not tested across the country for years.

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