By Terry Kovarik
Door County has already gotten a hit from a sex offender DNA database thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s completion of massive sexual assault kit processing. The identification of a possible suspect is allowing the Door County District Attorney’s office to move forward on that sexual assault case. DA Colleen Nordin says the clearing up of the backlog at the State Crime Lab will continue to pay off for police, district attornies and assault victims.
The Department of Justice announced Monday that a backlog of some 4500 sexual assault kits had now been processed with help of private DNA testing labs.