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Iowa is making inroads in testing more than 4,000 rape kits that in some cases have sat for decades on law enforcement agencies' shelves. But what if some victims don't want their kits — either old or current ones — tested? Should Iowa analyze them anyway?

In late February, 42-year-old Gina Battani told her local police she was sexually assaulted by someone she knew. But nearly seven months later, analysis of the evidence collected from her case has not been completed by the state crime lab — while the man she has accuse...

Iowa has 4,265 untested rape evidence kits held in storage by the state's law enforcement agencies, including 36 that date back to the 1990s, a survey released Tuesday by the Attorney General's Crime Victim Assistance Division shows.

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