Cuyahoga County

Jury finds Charles Steele guilty in rape kit cases involving four women


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After a four-day trial, a jury today found Charles Steele guilty of raping four Cleveland women whose rape kits were recently tested after sitting on evidence room shelves for decades.

As the trial wound down, a 46-year-old victim in the case told the jury she always knew the day was coming -- even if the knock on her door took 20 years.

Why, a prosecutor asked her.

"Because everything under the sun comes to the light," she told the jury. "You can't do wrong, and it doesn't come back to follow you. I never lost my faith."

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