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Motion by the Innocence Project Granted in 2001 Sexual Assault Case
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 06, 2012 @ 7:47PM
Created on April 06, 2012 @ 1:05PM
A judge has granted a motion by the innocence project to release evidence for more DNA testing in a 2001 sexual assault case.

29-year-old Joseph Buffey is in prison, convicted of robbery and the sexual assault of a Clarksburg woman back in 2001.

According to the Exponent Telegram, the innocence project says testing the evidence in a lob whose methods are recognized by West Virginia State Police should show Buffey didn't do the crimes he's accused of.
 
More information from the Innocence Project:

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. 
 
There have been 289 post-conviction DNA exonerations in United States history. These stories are becoming more familiar as more innocent people gain their freedom through postconviction testing. They are not proof, however, that our system is righting itself.  Click Here to read more.

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