Leyton on Monday requested $20,000 from the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to fund the transfer of the videos from the Hi8 cassette format to DVD. In his written request for the funds, he wrote that the Hi8 format is "susceptible to video deterioration and is extremely cumbersome for our investigators to review," MLive reported.
“The need is immediate, urgent and critical to the investigation and our efforts to prosecute the suspect,” Leyton wrote.
The board approved the funds. Leyton’s investigators, Flint police detectives and FBI agents will review the recordings once the transfer is complete.
Leyton told ABC12 that each videotape runs eight hours.
"We believe from looking at some of the Hi8 tapes that there are additional victims being sexually assaulted while being videotaped, and we want to be able to look at those videotapes and hopefully identify these additional victims," Leyton told the news station.
Conway's attorney, Archie Hayman, told NBC News that he has not yet seen any of the videotapes.
"As far as I know, Mr. Conway appears to be have been a hard-working individual with years of employment and a loving family man," Hayman said.