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Ohio AG Leads on Testing Rape Kits

Yesterday I had the honor of giving the luncheon address at the Management Retreat of the Ohio Office of the Attorney General after which Attorney General Mike DeWine and I had a personal discussion that covered a variety of issues the most newsworthy of which is his office's success since 2011 in testing 13,000 old rape kits.  Mike reported that approximately 30% of the kits tested positive - some years old and some of serial rapists - and that these results are leading to successful prosecutions. USDOJ and other prosecutors are making similar efforts in this important and long overdue effort to assure justice to rape victims.