LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Children from all over the state come to receive the best health care Arkansas offers at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. Healing is in their nature, but for some children, that healing may have never come.
"Maybe we missed something. Maybe there is something there that we didn't see or collect, but it was in that kit," said Carol Maxwell, Director of Social Work at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Maxwell helps children and their families through a variety of difficult situations, including the process of collecting a sexual assault evidence kit.
"A kit is done on a patient-male or female-if there is a history of or disclosure of any kind of sexual contact for which there might be forensic evidence to obtain," added Maxwell.
Those kits are supposed to be tested for any DNA that doesn't belong to that child, possibly proving the assault happened and who did it. But, for around 200 kits, those tests never happened.