A Condom—the Critical Link in a Rape

    Volume 38, Issue 5 (September 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Gallili, N
    Forensic Scientists, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Israel Police National Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Brauner, P
    Forensic Scientists, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Israel Police National Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 23 November 1993; accepted 24 February 1993)

    Abstract

    An intact condom, reputedly used during a rape, was submitted for forensic examination. Conventional biochemistry results indicated that blood found on one side of the condom may have originated from the victim. Semen from the other side of the condom was not characterizable by conventional biochemical methods. Pubic hairs recovered from the condom matched those of the victim and not those of the suspect.

    Testing the blood and semen from the condom by DNA analysis gave the profile of the victim from the blood and the profile of the suspect from the semen.


    Paper ID: JFS13529J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13529J

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