Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says a new unit in his office is focused solely on investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cold cases.
A backlog of more than 3,000 untested rape kits has nearly been cleared. According to www.kentuckybacklog.com, 3,173 kits have been tested, and as of November 28, 2017, 415 DNA profiles had been submitted to a national database that produced 174 links to convicted felons.
Attention is now shifting to bringing closure to victims, some of whom have waited decades.
In a news conference Tuesday, Beshear said the cold case team consists of a victims advocate, investigator, and prosecutor.