Prosecution: DNA Links Arthur Henderson to Ross, Hopewell Rapes

The prosecution rests 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 2012, KDKA-TV reported.

All three also said that the chance that the DNA was not from 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.

Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook

Check out some of today's other top stories here .

Computer Jim February 08, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Put the bum in jail and forget about him.
Ross resident February 08, 2013 at 06:42 PM
What a pig!!!
Patch Reader February 09, 2013 at 02:39 AM
It makes me sick to read this - the victims have been through enough. The last thing they need is to continue listening to this idiot and his stupid questions. I only wished he had tried to attack me - this trail would never have happened - he would have gotten exactly what he deserves! wouldn't be supporting his piece of trash.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »