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How a Paedophile's Hands Led to his Conviction

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In July 2014, police in Manchester arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of filming himself raping a child. In the video, the face of the perpetrator was hidden but his hands were visible.

Detectives felt they had the right suspect in custody, but did not have enough evidence to secure a conviction. With time running out, they turned to Dame Professor Sue Black, a forensic anthropologist who is an expert in the identification of anatomical features, including hands.

Period15/08/2018

In July 2014, police in Manchester arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of filming himself raping a child. In the video, the face of the perpetrator was hidden but his hands were visible.

Detectives felt they had the right suspect in custody, but did not have enough evidence to secure a conviction. With time running out, they turned to Dame Professor Sue Black, a forensic anthropologist who is an expert in the identification of anatomical features, including hands.

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TitleHow a paedophile's hands led to his conviction
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBBC News
Media typeTelevision
Duration/Length/Size13:32
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/08/18
Producer/AuthorCraig Langran and James Stewart
PersonsSue Black, Bryan Williams