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Millions Earmarked to Clear 'Disturbing' Rape Kit Backlog
For years, they've been collecting dust — tens of thousands of evidence kits that could lead police to serial rapists but have never been tested.
But now, almost $80 million is being earmarked to help clear the massive backlog and hopefully get justice for sexual assault survivors.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is putting $38 million in forfeiture funds toward the cause.