CLEVELAND (AP) — Time ran out in the first indictment from an Ohio effort to examine decades worth of previously untested sexual assault evidence kits.
According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (bit.ly/10VpGNj), the indictment returned by a grand jury came one day after the 20-year statute of limitations expired.
According to Cleveland Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba (TOHM'bah), the state lab notified detectives in December that DNA in the rape kit from a 1993 case matched that of 60-year-old Charles Steele.
His DNA profile was included in a statewide database because he is serving time on another rape case out of Cincinnati.
Tomba says police delays and an elusive victim living in Florida meant the case didn't result in an indictment until March 6, 20 years and one day after the attack.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com