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Decades-old rape kits finally being tested

After finding out that the Cleveland Police Department had no idea how many rape kits were in their evidence room, Plain Dealer reporters Rachel Dissell and Leila Atassi started digging into how sexual assault cases were handled in their city.

Finally, "unsolved crimes by the dozens are returning to Cleveland with DNA matches and the expectation that this time, justice will be served. Each new DNA "hit" stems from evidence collected as part of a so-called rape kit in a hospital room years ago."

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