The Nevada Department of Public Safety is investigating brothel owner and state Assembly candidate Dennis Hof over sexual assault allegations, the department confirmed Tuesday.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt this week unveiled a website for sexual assault victims as part of his initiative to reduce the backlog of untested rape kits.
Nevada is awarding $2.7 million to Las Vegas police to continue to pay for testing a backlog of thousands of sexual assault evidence kits, including some that went untested for up to 30 years.
Nevada’s growing backlog of untested rape kits could shrink significantly thanks to a $4.35 million injection of funding approved Thursday.
Nevada’s Adam Laxalt and his attorney general peers around the country want Congress to amend federal law to ensure local jurisdictions have the authority to investigate and prosecute child sex traffickers who operate online.
Nevada Legislators passed a comprehensive law to mandate the testing and tracking of sexual assault forensic examination kits, but questions remain about the law signed by the governor Thursday.
Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson plans to introduce legislation Friday to impose conditions on sex offenders who are subject to lifetime supervision.
The sponsor of Senate Bill 488, which would add offenses to Nevada sex trafficking laws, wants to punish people involved in sex trafficking.
“So many child victims are not able to recognize the impact of what happened to them until much later in their lives,” Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of The Rape Crisis Center, wrote in a letter to lawmakers.
An amendment to a rape kit tracking bill drew opposition in the Nevada Legislature on Wednesday, less than two weeks after it unanimously passed the Senate.