21 August 15
RapidHIT® first live sample results in conviction of sex offender, just hours after its accreditation.
The very first reference sample generated by the RapidHIT® technology, a mere 36 hours after it was accredited to ISO17025, produced a match to DNA recovered from the victim of a serious sexual assault.
With the PACE clock ticking, the suspect’s DNA sample was rushed to the KFS laboratory in Warrington, where, using the RapidHIT® instrument, we generated a profile in two hours. His DNA profile was compared against DNA obtained from intimate samples taken from the victim and was found to match. The suspect was charged and faced with this compelling forensic evidence, pleaded guilty to the serious sexual assault.
Thanks to our rapid DNA service, the offender was prevented from being released on bail, to possibly re-offend. He was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.
In all it took only 13 days from the offence being committed to the offender being sentenced. RapidHIT®….. Rapid Justice!