Santa Ana PD arrests suspect in kidnap/rape case, the first O.C. case involving the use of female familial DNA

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A 45-year-old Montebello man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old girl in June 2012 after DNA collected from the scene was matched with the suspect’s female relative convicted in Orange County, authorities said. Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said it’s the first case in Orange County history in which female DNA was matched with a male suspect and only the second in the state. The case justifies the continued operation of the County’s DNA Database, which is administered by the OC Crime Lab. “If the Orange County District Attorney’s Office did not have the local…


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