Queens DA: DNA Links Convicted Felon To 1996 Cold Case RapeQueens District Attorney Richard Brown said Richard Thomas was arraigned on first degree rape and sodomy charges for the July 1996 attack.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney Calls For Increased Funding For Rape Kit TestingThe federal government has been making millions of dollars available to help medical examiners speed testing since 2004. That law is set to expire this year.
L.I. Sex Assault Survivor Leads Project Against RapistsNatasha Alexenko, sexual assault survivor who waited 15 years to see her assailant brought to justice, insists authorities often have the evidence to convict predators, but it goes untested for years.