Buncombe County June 15, 2018 (2 months ago)

Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

Hi, I would Like to know how many Rape test kits have been done at the Family Justice Center In Buncombe County in the last year and the status of each kit (i.e. conviction, no conviction or case closed). I would Like to see this data for the last 5 years.

I would also like to have the numbers for how many sexual assault cases were closed with no charges in 2017.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 25, 2018 4:45 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Natalie N. Bailey” <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Julie D. Klipp Nicholson” <Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 4:45 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

     

    Hello Sunshine Request, in response to the questions below, I can provide the following information. Sexual Assault Evidence Kits are performed by Mission Health Forensic Medical Exam Nurses at the Mission Health Forensic Medical Exam Clinic located at the Family Justice Center. All records are maintained by Mission Health and I would direct you to them.

     

    Thank you.

     

    From: Sunshine Request [mailto:records@sunshinerequest.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:01 PM
    To: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>; Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>; Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>; Julie D. Klipp Nicholson <Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org>
    Subject: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status


    Status: Completed
  • July 12, 2018 5:36 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Julie D. Klipp Nicholson” <Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org>,
    Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>,
    Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 5:36 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

     

    Natalie,

     

    Thank you so much for completing this request. We greatly appreciate your help.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 12, 2018 4:49 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Julie D. Klipp Nicholson” <Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>,
    Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:49 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office does not possess records responsive to your request requesting the number of “rape kits” conducted at the Family Justice Center.

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office submitted the following information on December 7, 2017 to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) in accordance with a joint request made by the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office dated July 19, 2017.

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office had 167 sexual assault evidence collection kits that had not been tested. Of those 167 untested kits:

     

    • four (4) were anonymous;

    • 24 kits involved cases that were adjudicated, and the defendant made a plea in court;

    • 15 kits involved defendants/suspects that admitted to engaging in intercourse in the course of the investigation process;

    • 31 kits were classified as “unfounded” due to the circumstances not meeting the statutory elements of a sex offense.

     

    Of the remaining 93 untested sexual assault evidence kits, the cases were presented to the District Attorney’s Office, but prosecution was declined due to the victim refusing to cooperate.

     

    Natalie Bailey
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor

     

    Asheville, NC 28801
    828/250-4469 Office
    Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org

     

    From: Sunshine Request [mailto:records@sunshinerequest.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:01 PM
    To: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>; Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>; Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>; Julie D. Klipp Nicholson <Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org>
    Subject: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 11, 2018 12:17 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org> via us-smtp-delivery-221.mimecast.com
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

     

    Thank you for contacting the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. I will be out of the office this afternoon. If you have a matter that requires immediate attention, or a breaking-news inquiry, please contact Captain Randy Sorrells at randy.sorrells@buncombecounty.org . Otherwise, I will respond to your inquiry when I return to the office.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 11, 2018 3:00 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Natalie N. Bailey” <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>,
    Julie.klipp.nicholson@buncombecounty.org
    date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    subject: Records Request: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

     

    Hello Buncombe County Gov and Sheriff’s Department,

     

    We just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Number of Untested Rape Kits In Buncombe County North Carolina and their status

     

    Message: “Hi, I would Like to know how many Rape test kits have been done at the Family Justice Center In Buncombe County in the last year and the status of each kit (i.e. conviction, no conviction or case closed). I would Like to see this data for the last 5 years.

     

    I would also like to have the numbers for how many sexual assault cases were closed with no charges in 2017.”

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government