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New DNA checks on untested Ohio rape kits have found almost 1,500 hits, official says
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:21 AM EDT
Ohio's attorney general says an initiative to test previously untested rape kits has led to almost 1,500 hits to DNA profiles in a law enforcement database.
Information on any match is sent back to the appropriate local law enforcement agency to see if it can advance an investigation.
DeWine says the testing initiative has led to dozens of indictments, including 110 in northeast Ohio's Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland.