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DNA Testing and Sexual Assault

Nov 27, 2019
Forensic analyst India Henry works on evidence in a sexual assault case in the biology lab at the Houston Forensic Science Center Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Houston.
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Two Ohio lawmakers have proposed a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape cases, and close domestic violence loopholes. 

Bill 162 would dispose of time constraints for future sexual assault cases, but would not allow charges to be brought up in cold cases. 


Today on All Sides: the importance of DNA evidence, cold cases and preventing sexual assault. 




Ohio House Approves DNA Expansion

Mar 16, 2010

The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a senate-passed plan to greatly expand the state's DNA testing program. That program helps courts determine who's guilty and who's innocent of crimes. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on the debate