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Untested rape kit provides crucial evidence in Stevens Point case

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 17:56:43-04

A rape kit that sat for more than five year is now crucial evidence in a Stevens Point sexual assault case.

Terrance Blackmon, 45, of Plover faces charges for a 2012 sexual assault after his DNA sat in a rape kit untested until last year.

The kit was one of more than 4,000 that went untested for years.

Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office is leading the charge to investigate cases such as these.

“One of our priorities right now (is) where kits have been tested and there’s evidence that we can use to follow up and possibly conduct further investigation, especially where there’s a DNA match. We are going through those cases right now,” Kaul said.