DNA analysis is very specifically useful during sexual assault cases, where body contact is made or bodily fluids are exchanged. However, it has some limitations in contour with the criminal justice system. This article discusses a about the case of short tandem repeat DNA typing was used to charge the defendant with sexual assault of a child. The State forensic department DNA technicians analyze the victims underclothing and submit the report by reviewing the victim to under go sexual assault nurse examination (SANE). A twelve year old female alleged that she had been sexually assaulted through vaginal sexual intercourse. Immediately an FIR has to be written within fifteen hours of the crime occurrence for further proceedings. Next the victim has to under go sexual assault nurse examination (SANE), after 48 hours of the alleged event occurrence. SANE protocol includes physical examination of the victim, collecting bodily samples using a sexual assault evidence kit, and collecting other potential evidence, as dictated by case circumstances.
Last date updated on July, 2014