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Man exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 18 years

Robert McClendon of Columbus, Ohio was freed from prison by a Franklin County judge after serving 18 years for a child rape that new DNA tests showed he did not commit, report Geoff Dutton and Mike Wagner of The Columbus Dispatch. McClendon was one of 30 prisoners identified by The Columbus Dispatch and the Ohio Innocence Project as strong candidates for DNA re-examination and highlighted in the Dispatch's Test of Convictions series.

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