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State of Michigan to pay for rape kit testing

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder talks about the future of the city of Detroit during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan February 21, 2013.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder talks about the future of the city of Detroit during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan February 21, 2013.

LANSING (WKZO) -- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Attorney General Bill Schuette and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy have announced that state aid will help process thousands of untested rape kits in the City of Detroit.

In 2009, the state discovered over eleven-thousand untested kits in Wayne County.  The governor says four-million dollars will be provided to have those kits tested.

The money will come from settlement money paid to the state and held by the AG's office.

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