Is DNA the queen of evidence?
This question asked by a lawyer of the civil parties is one of the stakes of the trial of Aïssa Zerouati. Currently retried on appeal in Paris, this 46-year-old father is suspected of around thirty rapes or sexual assaults committed between 1995 and 2000 on isolated paths in the vast forest of Sénart (Essonne). The scenario described by the victims, aged 23 to 73, is always the same: wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet that he never takes off, the attacker arrives on a moped and throws himself at the women he comes from. to double. Once the women are overpowered with his fists, he requires his victims to fellatio or masturbate or penetrates them by force. Arrested and indicted at the end of 2015 following a long investigation that lasted nearly twenty years, theaccused continues to categorically deny the facts.
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For us DNA is proof but it is not absolute proof.
There are other ways of proving guilt,
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