ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County District Attorney is getting some help prosecuting a backlog of rape cases. The DA’s Office says it will bring in two more attorneys, and another victim advocate for its Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Unit. It comes thanks to a nearly $1 million grant. Since the DA created the unit, it has reviewed more than 1,500 cases that were overlooked because of a years-long backlog.
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