WisDems: ICYMI: Brad Schimel added to rape kit backlog as DA

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MADISON — An investigation from The Post Crescent revealed that as Waukesha County district attorney, Attorney General Brad Schimel allowed at least 26 rape kits to remain untested, directly contributing to the rape kit backlog that as Attorney General he has failed to adequately address.

From The Post Crescent’s Keegan Kyle:

“In one case with an untested kit, a 3-year-old girl’s parents worried she was molested at a party. In another, a teen reported falling asleep and waking up to a friend raping her. In a third, a homeless mother reported being raped at a motel near popular shopping centers.”

“From the Waukesha DA office to the Attorney General’s office, Brad Schimel has demonstrated a disturbing pattern of not taking Wisconsinites’ safety seriously,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning. “Survivors of sexual violence deserve advocates who take their pain seriously, but Brad Schimel’s neglect and incompetence has deprived them of justice and answers.”

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