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SALT LAKE CITY — Part of the department’s ongoing commitment to review the status of all sexual assault evidence kits in its custody, the Salt Lake City Police Department posted 20 new Code R Kit reviews to its website today.

“Code R Kit” is the term used to describe evidence collected by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, a forensic nurse who examines victims of sexual assault.

Beginning in April 2014, Chief Burbank assigned four detectives with sexual assault investigations experience to review cases in which the Code R Kit was not sent to the state crime lab for DNA analysis. Balancing this assignment with their regular caseload, these detectives have been reviewing case files to identify which ones might benefit from new DNA-testing technology.

In response to concerns about victims’ privacy, the police department will redact the year of each case and the case summary in new public posts.

The new cases are posted in the tab below and on the main page for the project: www.slcpd.com/coderkits.

Warning:  The following material is graphic in nature. It is recommended for those 18 years and older only. Parental discretion is advised. 

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New case #: 041
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status: SLCPD Evidence
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
No suspect information.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
No suspect information.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 042
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status: SLCPD Evidence
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
DNA technology limited at the time for size of sample.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
 
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Limited suspect information.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 043
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status: SLCPD Evidence
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Uncooperative victim.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Uncooperative victim.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 044
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status: SLCPD Evidence
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Suspect admitted to having sex with victim.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Sexual assault happened out of state.
Case turned over to the US Attorney’s Office.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 045
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status: Authorized for disposal by the DA.
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Victim requested that the case not be pursued.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
Kit has been discarded.
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Victim requested that the case not be pursued.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 046
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status: SLCPD Evidence
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Victim requested for the case to be terminated.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Victim requested for the case to be terminated.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 047
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Kit analyzed by the state crime lab.
Results were positive for semen.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
Suspect identified and arrested, case adjudicated.
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
Yes.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
N/A
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
Case adjudicated.

 


New case #: 048
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Unknown.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: First name only.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Unknown suspect.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 049
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Unknown.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): F
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Developmentally challenged victim was
unable to give disclosure of sexual assault.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 050
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Unknown.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
Victim truthfulness issues.
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Suspect unidentified to investigator at the time.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 051
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Unknown.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Suspect unknown.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
Victim is deceased.

 


New case #: 052
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Prosecution declined. Suspect known.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
Prosecution declined, suspect known.
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
Yes.
  • If screened but declined, why:
Deputy DA declined – evidentiary issues.
  • If not screened, why:
N/A
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 053
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Victim declined to prosecute.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
The victim could not be contacted
for a complete investigation.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 054
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Victim declined to prosecute.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
An investigation could not be completed
without contact with the victim.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 055
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Due to DNA technology restrictions,
possible DNA evidence was not processed.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Unidentified suspect.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 056
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Suspect known; victim requested the case be closed.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
No.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
Victim requested the case be closed.
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 057
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
The suspect admitted to the sexual activity.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
Suspect arrested and charged;
DNA testing of kit was and is not necessary.
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
Yes.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
N/A
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 058
Victim’s gender (M/F): M
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
DNA analysis not needed for the investigation.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
No.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
Suspect was charged and arrested.
Did the victim know the suspect: No.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
Yes.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
N/A
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 059
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Due to DNA technology restrictions in 2003,
possible DNA evidence was not processed.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
Never able to identify suspect.
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
N/A
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

 


New case #: 060
Victim’s gender (M/F): F
Code R Kit status:  
  • Why wasn’t it tested at the time:
Due to DNA technology restrictions in 2003,
possible DNA evidence was not processed.
  • Is it recommended for testing now:
Yes.
  • If not, what are the barriers to new testing:
N/A
Did the victim know the suspect: Yes.
Suspect’s gender (M/F): M
Prosecution status:  
  • Was case screened with DA’s Office:
N/A
  • If screened but declined, why:
N/A
  • If not screened, why:
N/A
  • Other barriers to prosecution:
N/A

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