By Terry Kovarik
Police agencies in Door and Kewaunee counties will not be facing a backlog when having sexual assault kits processed. Wisconsin’s Department of Justice says kits involving about 4500 sexual assault cases, some going back decades, have all been tested. Door County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant-Investigator Jason Stenzel says while his department did not have cases in that backlog, crime victims and police agencies will likely see more timely results in future investigations.
The completion of the processing was part of the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, which is also implementing a sexual assault kit tracking system to follow kits from the manufacturer through submission to the state crime lab.