New Kentucky State Police program to focus on sex crimes

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say Kentucky State Police plan to use $1.5 million in federal funding to start a new program dedicated to investigating adult sex crimes. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports officials announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department funding will pay for the personnel that will make up the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative team. The team will be made up of three specially trained investigators and a criminal intelligence analyst. They will give additional scrutiny to cases in which no arrest has been made or ones with new DNA. Gov. Andy Beshear says the program “will bring renewed energy to targeting and prosecuting violent sexual offenders.”