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Report: Serial Rapists Identified After Over 1,600 Detroit Rape Kits Tested

"A portion of the over 11,000 untested rape kits found in 2009 in a Detroit Police warehouse have been tested, and 188 serial rapists identified, WDIV reports.

Prosecutor Kim Worthy said Thursday 760 forensic hits and 188 serial rapists have been identified from the more than 1,600 kits that have been tested.

In June, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the 'Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Submission Act', which requires Michigan law enforcement agencies and crime labs to process rape kits within about four months after the victim of an alleged rape agrees to allow a health professional to gather evidence.

The legislation was created as a result of the untested rape kits discovered in 2009.

The state hopes to process the backlog by May of 2015."


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