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Sex assault testing effort yields first charges in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel's effort to analyze untested sexual assault evidence kits has produced its first criminal charges.

Prosecutors filed one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault Monday against Aaron Heiden of Eau Claire.

According to a criminal complaint, Heiden sexually assaulted a woman in her town of Menasha home in 2008. The woman knew him only as "Alex."

The victim's evidence kit went untested. It was submitted to the state crime lab in February 2017 as part of Schimel's effort test thousands of unanalyzed evidence kits sitting on police and hospital shelves.

Analysts developed a DNA profile and matched it to Heiden through the FBI's national DNA database in April 2017.

Online court records didn't list an attorney for Heiden.

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