DNA Hit Leads To Arrest Of Man Wanted In Relation To A 1990 Sexual Assault
Wednesday February 10th, 2016
Posted at 1:48pm
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Windsor Police have made an arrest in a sexual assault investigation that dates back to 1990.
Police say it happened in September of 1990 in 1700 block of Marentette Avenue.
At the time of the investigation, forensic evidence was seized and submitted to the Centre of Forensic Sciences, but they say that forensic analysis at the time provided little assistance.
In July 2015, Windsor Police Major Crime Detectives and Forensic Identification officers re-examined the case. Police contacted the Centre of Forensic Sciences and arranged to have additional evidence from the case submitted for analysis in light of present day technology available. The evidence was sent in December 2015.
On January 27th, 2016 the Centre of Forensic Sciences contacted Windsor Police to indicate that they had made a DNA hit from the National Offender Databank in relation to the evidence submitted in the case.
A Canada wide warrant was issued for the arrest of the suspect.
On February 2nd, 2016 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested the suspect in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Windsor Police Major Crime Detectives went to Burnaby and on February 4th, 2016 continued the arrest of the suspect. He was escorted back to Windsor.
John Thomas Wuschenny 54 years of age, a former resident of Windsor, is charged with sexual assault with a weapon, break and enter, unlawful confinement, intent to commit an indictable offence, having face disguised and uttering threats.
Police are continuing with their investigation and are looking into other incidents that occurred in 1990 between June and September.