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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Akaninyene Akan

Nigerian man rapes student in Oakland

Crime On September 12, 2010, a University of Pittsburgh student, 20, was threatened and raped in her Oakland apartment.
Evidence A saliva stain was recovered from the victim's underwear.
DNA The Allegheny County crime lab developed DNA data from the underwear, and from a cigarette butt discarded by suspect Akaninyene Akan.
Match The lab's manual analysis found a match statistic of 18 million between the underwear and the suspect.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer's statistic connecting the gun with Mr. Akan was 1.35 quadrillion.
Cybergenetics    On April 2, 2012, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the Akan trial in Pittsburgh about the DNA match statistics in this case.
Outcome Akaninyene Akan was convicted of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other charges. He was sentenced to 32 to 60 years in prison.
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