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Utah Announces Elimination of Sexual Assault Kit Backlog

Thursday September 10, 2020

Legislators and the Department of Public Safety gather at State Crime Lab to mark the completion of processing sexual assault kits


Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Jess L. Anderson and members of the Utah Legislature will gather at the State Crime Lab to announce the completion of a milestone in the DNA testing of sexual assault kits.  


Thursday, September 10, 9:00 a.m.


Utah State Crime Lab, 4451 S. Constitution Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84129 – outside on west side of building 


Jess Anderson, Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner 

Stuart Adams, Utah Senate President

Brad Wilson, Utah House Speaker

Jacob Anderegg, Utah State Senator 

Eric Hutchings, Utah State Representative

Angela Romero, Utah State Representative 

Dr. Julie Valentine, BYU Professor and SANE Nurse Examiner


  • B-roll of lab employees conducting DNA analysis activities within the lab
  • Posters featuring details about number of cases and DNA “hits”

Media Contact:

Lt. Nick Street

Cell: 801-554-5659



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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