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DNA backlog puts back Krugersdorp rape case by three months

“It is an absolute outrage that it took three months to process the DNA of suspects in the Krugersdorp film crew rape case,” said Kaylynn Palm, Action Centre coordinator at Action Society. “Had the DNA backlog been cleared, the National Register for Sex Offenders been up to date and the DNA samples of convicted offenders been taken before January this year, this case could have been nearing completion.”

Scrolla Africa reported that all 14 arrested suspects, in this case, had been acquitted of rape and robbery charges this week because their DNA could not be linked to the crimes committed.

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