Untested Rape Kits Found In Shelby Sheriff’s Office

Published 04/16/2014 by Dani B.


(Memphis) Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham says his department has found 300 untested rape kits.

Oldham said he has budgeted $75,000 to have the rape kits tested.

Oldham made the announcement during a budget meeting.

Sheriff Oldham said when he took office, in 2010, he made it a rule rape kits must be tested within three days of a crime.

Also at the meeting, Oldham is asking municipalities to pay for deputies to be stationed at their schools.

Read more about the backlog of rape kit tests in the Memphis Police Department.

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