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Friday, June 2, 2017

DNA database match yields rape conviction for fraudster in 1998 subway platform rape of New York teen

DNA database match yields breaks decades old rape cold case

Convicted money launderer Johnny Jacob, again convicted of first-degree rape after a jury trial and sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court, Friday

Jacob, 45, will spend another 20 years behind bars  for Neww York subway platform attack

DNA technology linked him to the rape of a 19-year-old commuter on  March 2, 1998 

After Johnny Jacob was convicted of federal money laundering charges in 2013, his DNA was entered into the national database, Combined DNA Index System. It connected him to the March 2, 1998 rape of a 19-year-old woman. The Brooklyn man who is already serving time was sentenced to further 20 years in prison on Friday for raping a woman on a subway platform almost two decades ago.
“Thankfully, the DNA recovered that day was used to hold the defendant accountable for this horrific act and bring justice to his victim, who bravely testified against him at trial,” said Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.
Jacob was convicted of first-degree rape after a jury trial and sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Dineen Riviezzo to 10 to 20 years in prison.
The teen was on her way to her first day of work around 9:30 a.m. when she exited the M train station at Ninth St. and Fourth Ave.
She was approached by Jacob who ordered her to go back to the platform, according to trial testimony.
Jacob, then 26, threatened to shoot her by placing what was believed to be a gun to her back and raped her, prosecutors said.
The convicted rapist also threatened her not to call the police or else he would kill her and fled the scene.
The victim was treated at Lutheran Hospital where a rape kit was administered.

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