Cuyahoga County

Rapist sentenced to prison after DNA matches 20-year-old rape kit

6/4/2014

Cleveland - A Cleveland woman confronted the man whose DNA matched a 20 year-old rape kit that resulted in his conviction and prison sentence.

Victor Hill, 38, received 10 to 25 years in prison for rape after successfully being prosecuted by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office Cold Case Unit.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification matched Hill's DNA to a rape kit as part of an ongoing Sexual Assault Initiative Program operated by the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

Cassandra Gregory courageously stood in a Cuyahoga County courtroom and addressed her attacker face-to-face.

"Today is the day I break free," said Gregory, describing 20 years of living in fear and distrust.

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