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Portland Police Bureau launches Rose Project for untested rape kits

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The Portland Police Bureau just launched the Rose Project to help victims and survivors of rape in the Portland area.

In a new public service announcement, police said thousands of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits, some from cases more than 20 years ago, have been found in police evidence rooms across the nation.

In a response to these findings, the PPB applied for and received a federal grant to help fund the cost of testing kits and investigating the cases further.

Kits from 2010, 2011 and 2012 for adult victims with known offenders as well as 2004, 2005 and 2006 for minor victims with known offenders have been sent by the PPB to be tested.

Victims of a sex crime who had sexual assault kits collected have an option to know the status of the sexual assault kit by calling 503-823-0125 or emailing roseproject@portlandoregon.gov.

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