This is a past program. Information is provided for archival purposes only.

Welcome to the DNA Resource Center

We are committed to raising awareness about the importance of forensic DNA as a tool to help solve and prevent crime and bring justice to victims.

DNA Webinar Archive

Stopping Rapists in Ohio By Testing Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs)

December 3, 2014 1:00 PM - December 3, 2014 2:00 PM

  • Contact: Sam Webster
  • Phone: 202-467-8751
Since early 2013, Cleveland, Ohio, has sent more than 4,000 previously-untested sexual assault kits out for analysis and have experienced amazing results that positively impact public safety. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) has issued indictments against 229 defendants as a result of CODIS hits and 155 serial offenders have been identified. Learn from CCPO prosecutor Rick Bell about the cases they have solved by testing these unsubmitted SAKs and the lessons they have learned along the way about the importance of testing rape kits.

Presented by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Rick Bell