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Actress Mariska Hargitay, center, with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Actress Mariska Hargitay Joins Kym Worthy In Push For Rape Kit Testing

“I was in shock,” Hargitay said. “I was outraged, and I just assumed that kits were tested.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014

Shuttered Detroit Crime Lab. (Credit:WWJ, File)

State Has $4M Plan To Test Forgotten Detroit Rape Kits

“Twice women were violated, once by the rape and second by the justice was put in a box; put on a shelf. That’s going to end now,” said Attorney General Bill Schuette.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2013

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Southfield Man Charged Based On Long-Abandoned Rape Kits

A 29-year-old man has been charged after authorities test evidence from old rape kits pulled in 2009 from a Detroit police storage facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013

Kym Worthy - Wayne County Prosecutor.

Prosecutor: 11,000 Rape Kits Remain Untested In Detroit

Testing rape cases remains a thorn in Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2013

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Michigan State Police Create Rape Kit Testing Unit

Michigan State Police hope to solve rapes in Metro Detroit more quickly when they open a lab to handle rape kits this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2012

Closed Detroit Police crime lab is seen on 5/27/11 (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Testing Of Old Detroit Rape Kits Moves Into Second Phase

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office is into the second phase of a federally funded project focused on untested rape kits discovered in the former Detroit Police crime lab.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2012

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Old Detroit Rape Kits To Be Tested

More than 1,000 once-forgotten rape kits that were part of a trove found in a Detroit police property storage facility are expected to be reviewed and possibly tested for DNA in crimes dating to the 1980s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2012