Jurors found a 27-year-old man, accused of rape and kidnapping from a 2006 incident, not guilty Thursday.
After about four hours of deliberations, a jury found Orlando Evans not guilty of either charge.
Evans was accused of raping a Chattanooga woman after three men stormed into her neighbor's home in Cromwell Hills.
Police could not identify the three suspects during the investigation.
However, evidence from a rape kit was analyzed by the TBI and entered into a data base.
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In September of 2013, the TBI notified Chattanooga police of a possible DNA match that showed up in their system. The DNA named Orlando Evans as a suspect.
To be sure, CPD obtained a warrant to get another DNA sample from Evans and in April of 2014, the TBI confirmed it was the same DNA that was found in the rape kit.
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