Matching DNA Leads to Rape Charge

by Wes Mayer

A man was charged with rape Friday after the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office received DNA results.

The man has been a suspect of the rape since June 2. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation had been testing the DNA of the suspect to search for possible matches.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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