A Fort Worth science center may play a major role in reducing the huge backlog of untested rape kits… that is if legislation introduced by a Texas senator is approved.
A state senator from Fort Worth wants to clear a huge backlog of untested rape kits in evidence rooms across Texas.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is pushing to get more federal funding to pay for rape kits.
Texas rape victims offer support to women fighting for the testing of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. According to some estimates, between 180,000 and 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationwide, despite DNA technology that can swiftly link rapists to crimes.