rape kits

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State Police Have Now Tested 10,000 Detroit Rape Kits

The Detroit kits that have been tested show DNA connections to other cases or individuals in 35 states and Washington D.C.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2015

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Gov. Snyder To Update Status Of Detroit Rape Kit Testing

More than 2,000 DNA matches have been made, including 456 suspected serial rapists.


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Efforts Boosted To Bring Charges Linked To Detroit Rape Kits

“Our duty is to get rapists off our streets and deliver the justice victims are owed.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2015

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Report: Detroit’s Success In Clearing Rape-Kit Backlog Could Become A National Model

Around 8,700 untested rape kits were found in Detroit in 2009, including some dating back to the 1980s.

CBS Detroit–04/08/2015

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Report: Detroit Model In Effort To Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Chronic understaffing and police attitudes toward victims contributed to thousands of rape kits going untested for years in Detroit …

CBS Detroit–04/07/2015

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Police Get Help From TV Show To Test Unprocessed Rape Kits

Unprocessed sexual assault kits discovered in a Flint police department evidence room are being examined with help from a TV show, police said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2015

Wayne County Kym Worthy, left, with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, center, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Coalition To Pursue Funding For Detroit Rape Kit Testing

“This is about all violent crime in southeastern Michigan,” says Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2015

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New Laws Cover Traffic Fees, Meth, Rape Evidence

A new year means new laws.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2014

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NY Prosecutor To Fund Rape Kit Testing Nationally; Includes Detroit

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy was at the announcement in New York and said she has been working tirelessly to find money to help with the backlog.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2014

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Gov. Snyder Signs New Bill On Rape-Evidence Kits Tests

“Too many victims have been waiting too long for justice they deserve,” the governor said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2014