Thursday, February 17, 2022

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San Francisco DA drops charges against woman linked to burglary by her rape-kit DNA

San Francisco’s district attorney has dropped charges against a sexual assault victim whose DNA from her rape kit was used to link her to an unrelated burglary.

Chesa Boudin announced Tuesday that he had dropped the charges just days after finding out the city’s police crime lab was routinely using evidence collected from sexual assault victims to search for matches to other cases.

The woman — who was not identified — had been charged with a burglary due to a match to her DNA taken during a 2016 domestic violence-involved rape exam, Boudin said.

Boudin said that the case amounted to the “fruit of the poisonous tree” and an “egregious violation of victim privacy.”

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