CRIME

Evidence In More Than 3,600 Criminal Cases Destroyed In Manatee County, Florida

08/18/2011 02:27 pm ET | Updated Oct 18, 2011

Evidence for more than 3,600 Manatee County Sheriff's Office cases -- including 66 homicides, more than 280 rapes, incidences of sexual battery and related crimes and 12 sexual abuse cases in which the victims were children -- have been destroyed by water damage.

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