Kissing bandit busted by DNA evidence: Windsor police
File photo of a Windsor police cruiser taken in Windsor, Ont. (Melanie Borrelli / CTV News)
Windsor police say they were able to arrest and charge a 25-year-old man nicknamed the kissing bandit after DNA testing linked him to the investigation.
The man allegedly attempted to kiss two men within hours of each other in Windsor’s west end in April.
In the first incident, an 18-year-old male told police a man attempted to kiss him while he was walking in the 700 block of Felix Avenue around 4:45 a.m. The second complaint was from a 37-year-old in the area of College Avenue and Bridge Avenue at about 6 a.m.
As part of the investigation, police asked one of the victims to go to headquarters to gather evidence. A forensic identification specialist took a swab of the victim's mouth and sent the sample to the Centre of Forensics for analysis.
The centre contacted Windsor police on Tuesday with a positive DNA match identifying a suspect.
Investigators say they found the suspect and arrested him on Thursday.
Peter Moore, 25, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of robbery. The robbery charge stems from a pair of sunglasses that were taken from one of the victims during the incidents.