Sodomy conviction first in Mobile Sexual Assault Kit Initiative case

Mobile County

UPDATE (5:18 p.m.) — “Justice was done today,” said Assistant District Attorney Beth Stepan, the prosecutor on the case. “After 22 years, the defendant was held accountable for his actions. This conviction would not have been possible without the efforts of the SAKI team, who all worked tirelessly to bring justice to our victim. Solving this case would not have been possible without the testing available because of SAKI. All of this is for the victims, we must do all we can as a team to bring their perpetrators to justice.”

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A jury found Frederick Tate guilty of a 1997 rape and sodomy Wednesday.

The victim is a Mobile County woman.

According to the district attorney’s office, this is their first conviction in a Sexual Assault Kit Initiative case.

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