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DNA Used to Extend Time to Prosecute Rapes

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DNA Used to Extend Time to Prosecute Rapes

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DNA Used to Extend Time to Prosecute Rapes

DNA Used to Extend Time to Prosecute Rapes

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Massachusetts is the latest state to allow prosecutors to indict a "John Doe" as a way to get around the statute of limitations in rape cases. "John Doe" is identified by the DNA he may have left at the crime scene. The tactic stops the clock on the statute of limitations. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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