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Government seeks samples from rape suspects

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The government has filed a motion to obtain DNA samples from the five people charged in connection with the rape of two female minors. The reason for requesting the samples has been filed under seal, or kept private from the public.

But Hen Henry's attorney, Jeff Moots, opposed the request.  The court will address the matter during a hearing on Friday morning.  Attorneys for Oratuch Henry, Betewen Henry, and Helpme Roby did not object to the samples being taken. Assistant attorney general Elizabeth Vasiliades told the court that the samples are time sensitive and "this type of evidence can go away".

Gibson Billias' attorney meanwhile has asked to withdraw from the case as he represents one of the victims in a separate case.

The five are accused of taking turns sexually assaulting two intoxicated female minors in the jungle area of Santa Ana, Dededo.  A motion for severance has also been filed in the case.  The court will hold a pre-trial conference on February 21.

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