In January 2012 Casmer Volk was found guilty of raping a child and sentenced to 28 years to life. A medical exam performed 30 hours after the alleged attack showed no trauma or bruising. When questioned by police, the child repeatedly stated the allegation was a lie, before changing his story again. Underwear the child wore to the hospital, put on a day later, tested positive for blood and semen, but a DNA test excluded Casmer, and indicated the child’s father was the source of the semen.
Note: please see “Casmer Volk Case Update” for a better case description, based on the ruling overturning the conviction.