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New York, New York / Crime / DNA Evidence #191124

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 18, 2000
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(New York: Steve Aveson) The indictment in New York City of a man for rape based solely on his DNA evidence examined; details given of the "East Side rapist" case and its legal significance. [New York City police commissioner Howard SAFIR - says this indictment is specific.] The problem in New York state of a backlog of DNA evidence that needs to be processed for inclusion in the data bank and the related issue of statutes of limitation on rape reviewed. [Defense attorney Gerald LEFCOURT - notes the problems with eliminating the statute of limitations.] [Victim advocate Nikke HENKIN - comments on the East Side case.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Further coverage of DNA evidence on the ABCNews Website mentioned.

Aveson, Steve;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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