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Result from sex assault test leads to indictment in Clark County

Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 22:14:21-04

After waiting nearly 13 years, justice may no longer be delayed for one victim of an alleged sex assault.  

Contact 13 has new information from the Clark County district attorney. 

According to a Nevada state audit, for years, about 8,000 sex assault test kits were never processed. But officials now say they're seeing results.  

According to an indictment obtained by Contact 13, the Clark County district attorney is charging Norman Flowers with two counts of sexual assault. The alleged crime was committed in October 2004. 

Records from the Nevada Department of Corrections show Flowers is currently serving a life sentence in an unrelated murder case.  

The District Attorney's Office says the new charges are possible because of grant money used to process years-old sex assault kits.  

According to the Attorney General's office, 1,700 kits from Southern Nevada are still awaiting testing but catching up with the backlog has already led to 11 criminal prosecutions so far.