Rape Kit Testing & Research

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Wednesday brought the 500th rape indictment in Cuyahoga County since authorities began five years ago to test thousands of evidence kits that had languished for years as cases went cold. The evidence not only is bringing rapists to justice, officials say, it's generating data researchers are using to catch rapists and even prevent rape.


Rachel Lovell, Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education 
Kirsti Mouncey, Chief Program Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Brett Kyker, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Special Investigation Division of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office/Lead on the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force  

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