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.