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An Exceptional Problem: How police are clearing rape cases without making arrests

Many suspects in rape crimes that are exceptionally cleared are still on the streets even though the case is considered solved.

Kristin Crowley ((11Alive)), Meredith Sheldon (11Alive), Ciara Bri'd Frisbie, Erin Peterson, Mike Nicolas

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Published: 10:58 PM EST February 23, 2023
Updated: 3:41 PM EDT May 2, 2023

All Christian Parks said she wanted was justice. 

"He knows what he did," she said through tears. 

At 19 years old, Parks filed a report with Dallas, Georgia Police saying her boyfriend sexually assaulted her. 

"He did stop and say he was sorry after, much after I said, 'No, please stop,'" Parks recalled. 

Dallas PD closed her case, saying the case lacked evidence. Christian knew her case was closed, but she didn't know police also marked her case "Exceptionally Cleared."

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