In 2018, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), along with other state agencies, were awarded a federal Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant. This grant is specific to testing previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits throughout the state with the ACSO being the pilot agency. The kits inventoried were from mid-2015 and prior.
This includes notifying the victim/survivors in the cases and providing applicable resources. In cases where the ACSO detective has found that additional investigation could be done, the detective will conduct further investigation only if the victim wishes to move forward. If warranted, these cases will be sent to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for review and possible prosecution.
For further information, or if you have questions about your own sexual assault kit from mid-2015 and prior, please click on the links and call the Kit Notification Line at 763-324-5229.