Wisconsin sexual assault kit tests lead to 23 DNA hits

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Justice's efforts to analyze thousands of untested sexual assault kits generated nearly 20 DNA hits during the last half of 2017.

A DOJ report to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance indicates testing yielded DNA profiles that match 20 known offenders in the FBI's CODIS database, including 11 who weren't listed as a suspect in the case.

The report didn't name the offenders. DOJ spokesman Johnny Koremenos had no immediate comment when asked whether the agency will seek to prosecute those offenders.

According to the report, analysis has been completed on 703 of nearly 4,000 Wisconsin kits designated for testing.

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