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DNA test suggests Ohio inmate not linked to rape

Geoff Dutton and Mike Wagner, of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, report that DNA results recently returned show that Robert McClendon, an Ohio inmate who has served 18 years for rape, is not a match for the semen found on the underwear of the 10-year-old victim. "McClendon's case was highlighted in 'Test of Convictions,' a five-day series in January that exposed flaws in Ohio's prisoner DNA-testing program and identified 30 cases that were prime candidates for testing." McClendon was the first inmate of those identified in the series to complete the DNA testing process.

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