Kent City Police Find 3 Matches After Submitting Untested Rape Kits

The Kent City Police department sent out untested rape kits last year after Senate Bill 316 mandated all law enforcement agencies send any rape kits not tested to their respective crime labs. After doing so, Kent City Police found three matches in the FBI’s DNA data bank.

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Law enforcement agencies in Ohio submitted over 13,000 sexual assault kits for DNA testing and three-fourth of those have been tested on.

The testing initiative was lauched by Attorney General Mike DeWine in 2011 and the kits have indicted hundreds of cases. The Ohio Attorney General’s office said that over 10,400 kints have been tested and have found three matches in the Combined DNA Indezx System.

The CODEX System allows law enforcement to search DNA profiles found in crime scene evidence and use it to compare to other crime scenes and convicted offenders.

The CODEX System allows law enforcement to search DNA profiles found in crime scene evidence and use it to compare to other crime scenes and convicted offenders.