Over Four Thousand DNA Matches in Ohio Rape Kits in 2017

According to NBC4i, Attorney General Mike DeWine reported over 4,000 DNA matches, which will lead to links to offenders and serial rapists. This can help law enforcement use critical evidence that can help solve attack cases.

For sexual assault victims, getting a rape kit is priority number one after ensuring physical health. For law enforcement, actually testing that rape kit may not always be their first priority.

Certain Ohio laws in place made it possible for 12,000 kits to be tested just this new year. These laws also require law enforcement to submit kits to testing within 30 days after they determine a crime has been committed, and older kits within a year.


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