Locally, of the 367 kits that were processed in Springfield, 133 suspects were found. In addition, they’ve processed all 17 kits in Fairborn and identified five suspects, Strickrath said.
Eight kits remain in Xenia, although they’ve found 11 suspects, and they’ve tested eight of the 13 kits they received from Trotwood, he said.
Investigators are not just finding the suspects in the rape cases, they’re convicting many of them as well, he said. They’ve also gathered data that will help doctors, nurses and law enforcement determine the best way to collect information in the hours after a rape is reported.
“One thing we’re trying to do is learn from this data we have now,” Strickrath said.
A February trial date is set for an accused kidnapper and rapist in Kettering.
Ted A. Mullins, 47, faces a felony kidnapping charge and three counts of rape.
His trial is expected to begin Feb. 12 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
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Mullins remains in Montgomery County Jail where he has been since his July 2017 arrest. Mullins is accused of raping a woman he did not know in June 2009. He was not identified as a suspect until a rape kit finally tested linked his DNA to the incident, according to Kettering police.
Mullins was indicted in August 2017.
This news outlet is working to gather more information about the 2009 case.
Kettering police Officer John Jung said the suspect was unknown to the victim. She is now in her 30s and living in Cincinnati.
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The victim, who this news outlet is not naming, said she wants her story to be shared about how this was a random abduction. She plans to study nursing and help other victims of sexual assaults.
The victim told police she was abducted from the 3200 block of Wilmington Pike around 1 a.m. June 27, 2009 as she was walking from her apartment to a Speedway.