Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Just days before black inmate Dwayne Wilson was to be released from prison he has been charged with 14 new counts of rape and kidnapping following cold-case DNA testing
The 54-year-old black male has now been ordered to remain in custody, after thousands of previously untested rape kits linked him to the rapes of four adults and one teenager over a three-year period. Wilson, who was indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury, was otherwise scheduled to be released after serving five years in jail for sexual assault. In the five newly discovered attacks, prosecutors say that Wilson pulled up to his victims in his vehicle before sexually assaulting them at either knife-point or gunpoint. The victims were aged 16 to 34. State Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Wilson's dark past was unearthed among 5,023 rape kits that have been tested since October 1, 2014.