New job, system approved to track New Hampshire rape kits
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New Hampshire will implement a new system to keep track of evidence in sexual assault cases after finding that nearly 600 rape kits had not been submitted to the state crime lab.
The Executive Council on Wednesday approved $104,000 in federal funding to establish a new Justice Department position and an automated system to track the handling and testing of sexual assault kits. When the state applied for the grant in May, there were 582 kits in more than 90 police departments that had not been sent in for testing, as well as 70 kits waiting to be processed at the state lab.