Menu
Contact

State of New Hampshire v Louie Branco

TrueAllele finds victims' DNA on molester's hands

Crime On June 15, 2014, two girls, 9 and 12, were lured into a truck with candy. They were sexually assaulted.
Evidence Swabs were taken from the hands of Louie Branco, 52. He was charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault.
DNA The New Hampshire State Police Forensic Lab developed DNA data from the hand swabs.
Match Due to the complexity of the mixture data, the laboratory could not produce DNA match statistics.
TrueAllele The computer connected Branco’s hands to both victims. The match statistics were 316 quadrillion and 33 septillion.
Cybergenetics    On June 9, 2016, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the Kingston, New Hampshire trial about the TrueAllele match statistics.
Outcome Branco was convicted on two counts with TrueAllele evidence, but not on the other three charges. He was sentenced to 20-40 years in prison.
Media

  • Derry man accused of sexually assaulting WMUR
  • Derry man decides to take sex assault case to trial Union Leader
  • Derry man convicted of assaulting two girls Union Leader
  • Derry man gets 20-40 years for sexually assaulting two girls Union Leader