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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

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

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