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Accused Rapist's Defense: My Twin Did It

Posted Monday, November 18th 2013 @ 10am  by Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– An Army lieutenant accused of sexually assaulting several young girls will be allowed to make an unusual defense at trial: blaming his twin brother, the AP reports. DNA samples have linked the officer, Aaron Lucas, to three of the crimes, but the siblings share the same DNA. "I have never seen it, ever," says a criminal defense attorney. "The only time I have seen it was on 'Law and Order: SVU.'" A judge said it would be "inappropriate" to stop Lucas' lawyers from offering up his brother as a possible suspect.

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