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Sexual Assault

'That was me on the shelf': Maryland lawmakers weigh legislation requiring rape kits be tested

'That was me on the shelf': Maryland lawmakers weigh legislation requiring rape kits be tested

Four years after Maryland lawmakers passed legislation requiring police to count untested rape kits, they are considering a proposal that would require authorities to test them.

The bill comes after the mandated statewide audit found more than 3,700 untested rape kits in 2016 — a number that has since grown to more than 6,500. The audit found a patchwork of inconsistent testing practices among police agencies. And a

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