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Rape Kit

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA: DNA Links Convicted Felon To 1996 Cold Case Rape

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Richard Thomas was arraigned on first degree rape and sodomy charges for the July 1996 attack.

04/01/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (credit: 1010 WINS/Juliet Papa)

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney Calls For Increased Funding For Rape Kit Testing

The 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.

01/11/2014

Prison (credit: AP)

L.I. Sex Assault Survivor Leads Project Against Rapists

Natasha 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.

06/01/2011