100 “Hidden Criminals” In Oregon DNA Backlog?

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The man who raped a 28-year-old Portland, Or., nurse, was behind bars three weeks after the crime after DNA left at the crime scene was matched to the convicted felon's DNA profile in the FBI's national database, says The Oregonian. Last week, he began a 26-year prison sentence. Law enforcement officials say other dangerous felons are avoiding arrest for rape, murder, and other violent and property-related crimes because they aren't in the DNA database, even though they've provided samples as required under a 2001 state law. Roughly 20,000 samples taken . . .

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