Wayne County Prosecutor's Office works to test 11,000 Detroit rape kits to reveal suspects

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is doing everything it can to get 21 suspected serial rapists off the streets of Detroit.

The Prosecutor's Office says 11,000 rape kits have been found sitting on the shelves at a police annex building. Most of the kits were untested, until now.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy said the untested kits were found in 2009. Since then, her office has been sending the kits out in waves as they try to catch up. About 400 have been tested so far. Worthy said the amount of rape cases are sadly stacking up.

"The first 200 in wave one were stranger rapes where the victim did not know the attacker," she said. "And we have been able to identify, so far, in total, 21 serial rapists."

Read the full article on Click On Detroit.

- August 29, 2013

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