Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flasher's DNA Matches Unsolved Rape Cases

From ABC Australia:
Adelaide Magistrates Court has heard that a man accused of exposing himself this year has been linked to two rape cases from 15 years ago.

What this story does is make it clear that those who minimize or ignore non-contact sex crimes are often minimizing or ignoring the crimes of those who have committed sex crimes which nobody would dismiss. Those who are victims of this type of crime have no idea what their perpetrators are capable of doing to their victims which contradicts the idea some people have that this is a victimless crime.

All those who are charged with any type of sex crime -- contact or non-contact -- should be required to submit a DNA sample so that sample can be compared to past unsolved crimes. And the DNA identifiers should be kept on file -- conviction or no conviction -- so they can be matched to future crimes.


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posted by Marcella Chester @ 7:43 AM   2 comments links to this post


At May 27, 2009 12:32 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

Here's a link (just add a w) to a criminal profiler's site page giving advice to women about date rape. It is full of victim blaming and I thought you might like to have a look and disect it: ww.sheprofilers.com/article2.html

At May 27, 2009 4:50 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Sheila, thanks for the link. I've started work on a post responding to this dangerous advice.


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