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Archived Evidence Replaces Destroyed Evidence (access required)

The Court of Appeals found no error in a Fairfax County jury’s conviction of defendant of aggravated sexual battery of a 4-year-old when defendant was 32 years of age.  Though the trial occurred 20 years after the crime, and the evidence was mistakenly destroyed, other evidence had been stored in archives and was properly admissible ...