By Terry Kovarik
Investigators in Door and Kewaunee Counties will be able to refer some sexual assault cases for charges now that the backlog of sexual assault kits has been fully processed. Some 15 cases in Door County alone have been awaiting further investigation pending processing by the State Crime Lab. The Department of Justice hired private labs to help with DNA testing. Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin says that will now help local police agencies take the next steps in their investigations.
Nordin says the state’s completion of the processing of 4500 sexual assault kits already helped her office find a suspect in the sexual assault of a child.