DNA in rape case matches defendant, trial is told

City prosecutors yesterday rested their case against Domenique Thomas Wilson, a convicted rapist now on trial for violent sexual assaults in Center City and near the University of Pennsylvania. The jury begins deliberating today.
During a week of graphic testimony, the victims recounted being marched by knifepoint into a vortex of terror and torture carried out by Wilson, 25.

Brian Pfleegor, a forensic scientist with the Philadelphia police, told the court yesterday that DNA samples taken from Wilson matched evidence recovered from the two women he allegedly raped in 2008.