Detroit Man Convicted In 2008 Case Tied To Abandoned Rape KitsA 57-year-old man has been convicted in a case involving one of more than 11,000 sexual assault kits left untested in a Detroit police warehouse.
Group To Ask Detroit Churches To Help Support Rape Kit Task ForceSome of the sexual assaults occurred as far back as 1984.
Rape Kit Testing Leads To Arrest Of Flint ManJoseph Starr has been arraigned on 11 felony charges, including first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, in cases involving three victims. One case involves someone under the age of 13.
Nearly 200 Grand Rapids Rape Kits Held As Evidence UntestedRecords show about half of the sexual assault kits stored by Grand Rapids police were not given to state police for DNA testing.
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog"I don't know how anyone can turn their back on the multitudes of women -- mostly women, we have some men and children, as well -- but mostly women who have suffered a severe, most intimate sexual assault. I don't think you're human if you do that."
U-M, MSU Rivalry Leveraged To Raise Funds To Test Rape KitsA campaign to get Detroit rape kits tested is using the annual Michigan State University and University of Michigan football rivalry as part of its fundraising efforts.
Rape Kit Testing Brings Charge Against Ex-Con In Connection With 2008 Sexual AssaultAlan Broadnax of Detroit appeared in a Southfield court Thursday on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
State Police Have Now Tested 10,000 Detroit Rape KitsThe Detroit kits that have been tested show DNA connections to other cases or individuals in 35 states and Washington D.C.
Gov. Snyder To Update Status Of Detroit Rape Kit TestingMore than 2,000 DNA matches have been made, including 456 suspected serial rapists.
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."
Report: Detroit's Success In Clearing Rape-Kit Backlog Could Become A National ModelAround 8,700 untested rape kits were found in Detroit in 2009, including some dating back to the 1980s.
Report: Detroit Model In Effort To Clear Rape Kit BacklogChronic understaffing and police attitudes toward victims contributed to thousands of rape kits going untested for years in Detroit ...