For the Commonwealth highlights the important work our prosecutors are doing to help secure justice in specific cases brought by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Assistant District Attorney Allison Christian of our Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit helped secure justice in a case involving a defendant accused of three stranger rapes that occurred in 2011, 2014, and 2015. The defendant, who was apprehended in 2019 after a CODIS identification linked his DNA to all three forensic kits, used a knife in one incident and a crowbar in another. The survivors testified at trial. He was found guilty by a jury and is scheduled for sentencing by the Hon. Anne Marie Coyle in January.