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10-Jan-2018

TrueAllele analysis of wrist DNA spurs plea deal

Baton Rouge, LA


39-year old Vorris Mouten was arrested in 2014 for a string of sexual assaults and home invasions that troubled the Baton Rouge area.

Mouten’s initial “not guilty” plea was frustrated by compounding circumstantial and DNA evidence. Investigators swabbed the wrist of one of his victims, a 73-year old Baton Rouge resident. Current crime lab methods had difficulty interpreting the DNA mixture evidence. TrueAllele’s advanced genotyping separated the mixture, and linked Mouten to the crime.

Facing a likely loss at trial, on January 10 Mouten pleaded guilty to all 12 of the charges against him. He was sentenced to 28 years in prison.


Links
  • Felon’s DNA found at home invasions targeting elderly women - The Advocate
  • New Iberia man sentenced to 28 years in prison in Baton Rouge home invasions, sexual batteries- The Advocate

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