New technology targets serial rapist

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“Short of a homicide, it’s about as serious as you can get,” said Officer Rick Goodale, Montgomery County Police. “His victims were traumatized, and words can’t describe what they had to go through.”
 
Montgomery County Police released a composite sketch of the face of a serial rapist who targeted elderly women; skin, eyes and hair approximations were based on unidentified DNA evidence.
 
“I find it fascinating that we reached this point technologically,” said Officer Goodale.
 
It’s the second cold case where MCP teamed up with Parabon to use nothing but body fluids to produce trait predictions, generating newfound hope for five rape and burglary victims.
 
“Oh! Isn’t science grand?” said Joy, victim of sexual assault.
 
Joy, who was 68-years-old at the time, was sexually assaulted in her Germantown residence twice in 2010 and 2011. 
 
Throughout both attacks, she said one thing rang loudly in her mind; DNA evidence, thanks to her 30 years work experience in the juvenile justice system.
 
“I made sure that they got some of his DNA,” said Joy.
 
Officers believe Joy was one of five victims sexually assaulted by this suspect.
 
Seven years later, detectives are hoping someone might recognize this man or bring new details to light, so the victims of his brutal attacks can get some closure.
 
“In Montgomery County, we don’t give up, [and] we don’t quit,” said Officer Goodale. “We want to see every case end with an arrest and a successful prosecution.”

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