DeWine Cleaned up Cordray’s Messes and Made Ohio a Model for the Nation

News broke today that the state of Washington is looking to Ohio as a model for clearing its rape kit backlog.

When Mike DeWine succeeded Richard Cordray as Ohio’s Attorney General, he found a mountain of untested rape kits. 

DeWine demanded every kit be tested and launched the Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative, resulting in all 13,931 formerly shelved kits being tested

Statewide Results:

  • 8,648: The number of DNA profiles uploaded to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database
  • 5,024: Total number of CODIS hits from uploaded DNA profiles
  • 1,127: The number of cases involving those 300 serial offenders

Thanks to Mike DeWine, rape victims are receiving justice and Ohio’s model for clearing rape kit backlogs is a model for the nation.


Washington looks to Ohio as model for clearing rape kit backlog

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