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(shutterstock)In Ohio, more than 9,000 rape kits went untested for DNA matches until Attorney General Mike DeWine launched an initiative in 2011 to bring sexual criminals to justice.

DeWine launched the initiative after learning that dozens of law enforcement agencies across the state were in possession of rape kits, some of which were decades old, that had never been sent to a DNA lab for testing.

As of this month, Forensic scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have completed testing on a total of 9,832 of the kits, resulting in 3,565 hits in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

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Source: The Ironton Tribune

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