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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

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Gov. Snyder OKs Rules For Testing Rape-Evidence Kits

The law is a result of the 2009 discovery of more than 11,000 untested sexual assault kits recovered from a Detroit police storage facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2014

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Rape Kit Testing Rules Move Forward In Mich. Legislature

When 11,000 untested rape kits were discovered in Detroit in 2009, Michigan officials faced two major questions going forward…

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2014

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State House Approves Bill To Speed Rape Kit Testing

The bill approved Thursday comes in response to a backlog of roughly 11,000 rape kits discovered in Detroit in 2009.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2014

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

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

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