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Texans to Help Mitigate Backlog of Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, September 18 2017 Sep 18, 2017 September 18, 2017 4:38 PM September 18, 2017 in News

WESLACO – Those who are applying for a driver's license in Texas can donate $1 or more to help provide sexual assault evidence kits.

A bill, passed in the recent Texas legislative session, calls for a box to be placed on the license application to assist cities and counties in testing evidence for sexual assault.

The money will fund testing by law enforcement to determine if a case is sexual assault.

A spokesperson for Texas legislator, Terry Canales, told CHANNEL 5 NEWS there is a backlog of untested kits.

The option will go into effect on January 1st, 2018.

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