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The Iowa Attorney General's Office says the state is ready to move forward on thousands of untested sexual assault evidence kits. "Our hope is to do justice. Our hope is that we will find perpetrators of sexual abuse, perhaps some of them serial perpetrators,...

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.

State and local officials hope to soon launch an aggressive effort to analyze 4,265 untested rape kits for potential evidence that could help prosecutors identify and charge the assailants, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Tuesday.

An audit ordered by the legislature last year has revealed 4,265 untested sexual assault evidence kits are stored in police departments and sheriff’s offices across Iowa. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says the yearlong survey involved 387 law enforcement agencies a...

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