Rape kit testing leads to 2 more indictments

Posted at 4:51 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 06:29:00-04

Two more suspected rapists have been charged as a result of DNA testing involving sexual assault kits. 

News 5 first told you about rape kits across Ohio that sat on shelves without being tested. 

All that is now changing and two indictments were announced Monday in cases dating back several years. 


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Darryl Williams, 54, is currently serving 21 years in prison for raping two women in 1999. But now DNA testing from rape kits has connected him to another rape just a year earlier. 

Williams is suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl on her way to high school. 

The indictment comes after Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launched rape kit testing in 2011. 

"We've received a little over 14,000 untested rape kits," he said Monday. "Of those, we've tested well over 13,000. The 700-plus that still need to be tested will be done in the next few months."

A second 2002 case was tied to another convicted rapist, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday. 

Testing has not brought 701 indictments for rape in Cuyahoga County alone.