In an effort to keep the public up-to-date on the progress of the Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative, Attorney General DeWine released the following status update today:
As of February 1, 2014:
• Forensic scientists with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have received 5,523 previously untested rape kits from 121 law enforcement agencies in Ohio.
• BCI has completed DNA testing on 2,737of those rape kits.
• The DNA testing has led to 886 hits in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).