Man convicted in case tied to rape kit left in warehouse

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office says a man has been convicted in a case involving one of more than 11,000 sexual assault kits left untested in a Detroit police warehouse.

Schuette’s office said in a news release Friday that Donnell Broadnax of Detroit was convicted on a count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the 2008 rape in Oakland County of an 18-year-old woman. Sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

The release says the case was the first the attorney general’s office received as a result of the Wayne County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force. According to the release, the case was referred to the attorney general’s office because the assault happened outside Wayne County.

Schuette’s office says more than 11,000 untested sexual assault kits were discovered in the storage facility in 2009.

 

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