[Reconstruction of sexual offences--forensic aspects of sperm traces]
Journal Paper/Review - Nov 1, 2010
Laberke Patrick J, Bockholdt Britta, Hausmann Roland, Balitzki Beate
The investigation of sexual offences is a real challenge, as the injuries are often unspecific or faint and may sometimes be missing completely. Evidence recovery and analysis as well as the statements of the victims and suspects are therefore of vital importance. In both presented cases, the results of trace evidence analysis were basically consistent with a sexual assault, but the victims' statements regarding the course of events and the pattern of traces showed severe discrepancies.