In the first quarter of 2015, the Portland Police Bureau undertook and completed an extensive audit regarding the number of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits stored in it property room. As a result of this audit, the Portland Police Bureau applied for and received a federal grant to help with the cost of testing and investigation.
Kit Testing Update
The Rose Project has completed shipment of all the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits, 3 months ahead of schedule. Testing has been completed on 1,726 of the kits. The Bureau has sent a total of 1,800 kits for testing. The number is slightly larger than the original audit; the additional 43 kits are kits shipped to PPB from other agencies and kits the Bureau held for other agencies where that agency did not have a case number for the kit.
If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, the Rose Project will be unable to provide information to anyone except the victim listed on the police report.
Please take a minute to watch the video on the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative:
Past News Releases on this project:
February 2018: Defendant, Jose Rosales, pled no contest to both charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree. He was found guilty and sentenced to approximately 7 months (210 days), with credit for time served. He will be transported back to Wisconsin state this month, where he will serve the remainder of his Wisconsin sentence. Rosales is now required to register as a sex offender and he will be on 60 months of post-prison supervision.
May 2016 – Police Bureau Releases Rose Project Public Service Announcement
April 2016 – Grant-Funded SAFE Kit Testing to Begin at Utah Lab
October 2015 - Portland Police Bureau Formally Accepts Federal Grant to Test SAFE Kits
September 2015 - Portland Police Bureau Awarded $2 Million Federal Grant to Test SAFE Kits
May 2015 - Portland Police Bureau Applying for Federal Grant Funding to Test Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits