Millions of dollars are set to help police around Maryland process rape kits that have sat untested in storage and keep pace with new cases.

The funds include $3.5 million that is part of a new state fund for testing, plus a portion of a $2.6 million federal grant that also will help track kits and support survivors. And Baltimore County recently received a private $300,000 grant from a local foundation to help sex-crimes detectives investigate decades-old cold cases.

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