Arrest represents first of many likely to happen as result of bipartisan work to make Alaska safe
ANCHORAGE – A man was charged today with a 2001 rape and kidnapping after investigators matched his DNA to evidence that sat untested for years.
“Since 2001, a sexual assault victim has been waiting for justice. While today’s arrest is long overdue, it represents the first of many likely to happen as a result of the State of Alaska finally testing rape kits that sat untested for many years. Getting funding to test these kits was a priority for our state government, and the legislature stepped up to make it happen.
I’m proud that the rape kit reform effort I began working on in 2014 is now achieving what we knew was possible: by testing DNA evidence, we can get dangerous criminals off our streets and deliver justice for victims.”
– Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage)
Communications Director, Alaska House Majority