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The State of Louisiana v Willard Anthony

TrueAllele gun analysis busts prostitution ring

Crime In April 2015, a Florida woman was abducted and forced into prostitution. She was severely beaten and raped with a gun after attempting to escape.
Evidence A handgun that was used during the attack was seized.
DNA Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Regional DNA Laboratory swabbed the inside barrel of the gun for DNA testing.
Match Due to the complexity of the mixture, the DNA from the gun was uninterpretable.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer found a match statistic of 1.59 thousand connecting the handgun to Willard Anthony.
Cybergenetics    In December 2016, Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial in Gretna, Louisiana about the computer DNA match statistic.
Outcome On December 11, 2016, Willard Anthony was found guilty of rape and human trafficking and sentenced to life without parole.
Media

  • Florida woman drugged, beaten and forced into prostitution in Harvey, JPSO says The Times-Picayune
  • Mississippi men charged with rape, human trafficking in Jefferson Parish The Times-Picayune
  • Gun charges added in Jefferson Parish murder, human trafficking cases The Advocate
  • Louisiana human trafficker convicted of aggravated rape and battery Cybergenetics Newsroom