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People of New York v Rene Hernandez

TrueAllele helps convict Suffolk County child molester

Crime In 2017, an 8-year old girl accused Rene Hernandez of sexually assaulting her while she slept.
Evidence Swabs were taken from dried secretions on the victim's cheek and ear.
DNA The Suffolk County crime lab developed DNA mixture data from the cheek and ear swabs.
Match Due to the complexity of the data, the crime lab was unable to draw conclusions from the evidence.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer's statistics connecting the cheek and ear swabs with Hernandez were in the millions and quadrillions.
Cybergenetics    On March 15, 2018, Cybergenetics forensic analyst Beatriz Pujols testified before a Suffolk County jury.
Outcome On March 16, 2018, Hernandez was found guilty of sexual abuse.