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Suspect In 1997 Rape Gets Eight Year Prison Sentence

Apr 21, 2017

Joseph Carter
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man convicted of raping a woman in 1997 in Beatty Park was sentenced this week to eight years in prison.

Prosecutors say 46-year-old Joseph Carter was charged after new DNA evidence linked him to the crime. The DNA was in a rape kit that was not tested until last year.