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02-May-2012

Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA match helps convict Falls Church man of molesting Virginia girls

Arlington, VA

Political activist Michael Gardner was convicted on three counts of molesting two girls, ages 9 and 10, at his daughter's birthday slumber party in his home last summer. Mr. Gardner's wife Robin is a councilwoman and past mayor of Falls Church. Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial that a DNA match between the defendant and a victim's underwear was twenty quadrillion times more probable than coincidence. The jury sentenced Mr. Gardner to 22 years in prison.


  • Michael Gardner arrest stuns entire D.C. region - Online article
  • Alleged victims of Michael Gardner's sex abuse testify - Television segment
  • DNA expert testifies in Gardner molestation trial - Television segment
  • High probability of Gardner DNA match to children's clothing, analyst states; third girl identifies defendant as attacker - Online article
  • Michael Gardner, ex-chief of Falls Church Democrats, convicted of molesting 2 girls - Online article
  • Jury recommends 22 years in child molestation case - Online article
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