French police are facing a bit of challenge in determining who to arrest in a series of rapes in Marseille. They have the DNA and eye-witness testimony to identify the rapist. However, when they move in to arrest the man they found two men — identical twins. Standard DNA analysis could not distinguish between the 24-year-old men and the witnesses, including a 76-year-old woman, could not determine which was the actual culprit between Yohan and Elwin.
The twins are unemployed deliverymen and police are trying to arrest one of them for six rapes of women between the ages of 22 and 76. Obviously, the twins know which is responsible but are not saying. Of course, they both could be rapists but the police still need to know which rapist to charge against which twin if that where the case. Such a determination requires an expensive DNA testing that will cost $1 million for the cash-strapped city.
We have previously see evil twin cases. This could make for an interesting criminal case if the defense challenges the slight difference in DNA coding between the twins with each suggesting that the other is the rapist in a mutually beneficial defense.