Ohio prosecutor: 'John Doe' charged in 1994 rape


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A prosecutor in central Ohio has used DNA evidence to file charges against an unknown suspect in a rape that has gone unsolved for two decades.

The aggravated burglary, kidnapping and rape charges issued by a Franklin County grand jury allow the case to be prosecuted in the future instead of expiring under the state's 20-year statute of limitations for rape cases.

Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says the case involved a woman raped on the city's east side in July 1994. He says the victim is supportive of the move and willing to testify if an arrest is made.

Last month, a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County grand jury indicted an unknown man who authorities say is linked by DNA to six rapes in northeast Ohio in 1993 and 1994.