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Grand Jury Indicts DNA Profile To Avoid Statute Of Limitations

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted someone without knowing their name. The county prosecutor's office announced Tuesday that jurors have indicted John Doe for a 1994 rape in order to prevent the 20-year statute of limitations from expiring. Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says a DNA profile has been obtained and saved, and if a suspect is identified the indictment will be amended to include the person's name. O'Brien says Ohio courts have updeld the use of "John Doe indictments."