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02-Apr-2012

Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA mixture interpretation helps convict Nigerian rapist in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, PA

A Nigerian man living in California was tried in Allegheny County for a 2009 rape in a woman's Pittsburgh apartment. Much of the evidence centered on DNA. Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified that a match between the woman's clothing and Mr. Akaninyene Akan was a quadrillion (15 zeros) times more probable than coincidence. The jury convicted Mr. Akan on all counts.


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