Cuyahoga County

100 Cuyahoga County rape kit indictments: What have we learned?


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Of the first 100 indictments that are a result of the recent testing of DNA evidence in decades-old Cleveland rape cases, more than 30 percent of them involve serial rape suspects.

In nearly 70 percent of the cases, involving about 150 women, the attacker was a stranger, often one who dragged or forced his victim from a city sidewalk into a car or an abandoned lot to rape her.

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