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Criminal – Rape – DNA Evidence – Mouth Swab In Unrelated Case (access required)

Police investigators' use of a buccal swab given voluntarily by defendant in a 2001 case, to compare to physical evidence obtained from a rape victim in the present case from 1999, did not violate defendant's Fourth Amendment rights. Defendant contends he voluntarily consented to the taking of the buccal swab so police could compare his DNA ...