In Pennsylvania, children less than 13 years of age cannot grant consent to sexual activity.Teens between the ages of 13 and 15 can consent to sexual activity with peers within a four-year age range."We are making progress," Auditor General Eugene De Pasquale said in a press release.
According to De Pasquale, the state failed to provide any additional resources for the labs to test the incoming kits.
Nicole Steele, clad in a face mask and thin plastic protective cover over her shirt, strung a ukulele while 14-year-old Yaheim Young played alongside her.
"That's why it's so important that we have everybody on the same page," Houser said.
"Collecting these kits and processing them is not just about the case immediately being reported, but it may have implications for other unsolved cases elsewhere." But delays often occur, according to Houser.
You weren't really expected pepperoni, too, were you?
(Note: the pizza certificates were first reported by No Fracking Way and Raging Chicken Press -- I called (!!
Tucked inside the envelope was a gift certificate to Bobtown Pizza, courtesy of Chevron.
It entitles the resident to a free large pizza, and before you say something like, “Boy, is that chintzy,” you should know that was just the beginning, that the coupon also entitles the holder to a 2-liter soda. Well, sort of – the certificate is good for a "special combo only." Remember, Chevron's yearly profits declined in 2013 and the firm made just barely over billion.
One of the state's three largest public crime labs is Allegheny County's Office of the Medical Examiner.
In 2015, the General Assembly passed Act 27, which established stricter timelines for law enforcement to collect rape kits and send them out for testing.
Despite reassurances, neighbors surely worried whether toxins were released in the fiery aftermath.