Prosecution: DNA Links Arthur Henderson to Ross, Hopewell Rapes

The prosecution rested its case Friday morning.

The final three witnesses for the prosecution in the rape trial of Arthur Henderson testified Friday morning that his DNA linked him to the sexual assaults of two women in Ross Township, and one in Hopewell in January of 2012, KDKA-TV reported.

All three also said that the chance that the DNA was not Henderson measured into the quintillions.

“Does the DNA results tell whether the sex was consensual?” asked Henderson, who is representing himself. 

"No" one witnesses answered, KDKA reported.

The prosecution rested its case this morning and Henderson's defense has begun. Defense witnesses are expected to include doctors who performed rape exams on the women and other investigators, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

The charges against Henderson stem from two 2012 attacks on Ross Township women—one reported Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and the other Monday, Jan. 9, at the Cascades Apartment complex off Cemetery Lane. 

Hopewell Township Police also filed charges against Henderson for a sexual assault that occurred Jan. 7—the same morning as the first attack in Ross.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel is presiding over the jury trial.

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