Learn How Genealogy Research Helped Solve Sexual Assault Cases in Montgomery County, Maryland

Join the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team for the webinar, “Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist,” on Thursday, May 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will review four separate incidents that occurred between 2007 and 2012 in Montgomery County, Maryland. These incidents included three first-degree rapes, one first-degree sexual assault, and one attempted first-degree sexual assault. In September 2018, the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit received a genealogy report with DNA evidence from Parabon Labs, which helped determine that the incidents were committed by the same suspect. The suspect was arrested and charged with the four offenses mentioned above, and on February 6, 2019, the suspect pleaded guilty in court.

The webinar will demonstrate how genealogy can effectively help solve sex-related crimes. Additionally, participants will learn about the role of genealogy research and investigations in bringing up new leads to cold cases that may be decades old.

Register for the webinar today.

View this webinar in the TTA Catalog.

For more information, contact the SAKI TTA team directly by email at sakitta@rti.org or by phone at 1-800-957-6436.