First Ladies of Wayne County Pledge to Take on Backlogged Rape Kits

Wayne Prosecutor Kym Worthy says funds are needed for the investigation and prosecution of the crimes.

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Wayne County is launching a faith-based partnership to help fund the investigation and prosecution of more than 11,000 untested sexual assault kits. It’s called the Bringing Justice Initiative. The First Ladies of Wayne County, a coalition of pastor wives of some of the county churches, have committed to helping raise money for the effort. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy spoke with WDET’s Eli Newman. She says though most of the testing has been done, the county still needs to pursue suspects.

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    Eli Newman is a Reporter/Producer for 101.9 WDET, covering breaking news, politics and community affairs. His favorite Motown track is “It’s The Same Old Song” by the Four Tops.