DNA evidence shows a Springfield man who served 21 months in jail for kidnapping and rape not only didn’t do it, but the woman reporting the incident lied.
The Greene County Prosecutor says the DNA evidence was good enough to set Armand Villasana free in 2000. New tests show the DNA actually belonged to the boyfriend of the woman who claimed Villasena raped her.
Prosecutor Darrell Moore says he cannot prosecute the woman – although he would like to prosecute her – because the statute of limitations has run out in the case. A lawyer for Villasena says a civil suit against the woman is being considered.