Trial begins for Kettering rape suspect in ’09 case

KETTERING — The suspect in a Kettering rape of a random victim is on trial this week.

Ted Mullins — who was identified by a DNA rape kit tested years later — faces a  kidnapping charge and three counts of rape. The accused sexual assault happened in June 2009.

Kettering police said in January that DNA links Mullins to their case.

Jury selection, opening arguments and some testimony from the prosecution is expected today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Members from the crime lab, responding officers and the female victim — whom this news outlet is not naming — are expected to testify during the trial this week.

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.

The victim, who lives in Cincinnati now, 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.