DNA Solves a 2002 Rape Case

Town of Salina, NY – A DNA sample from an Oswego County arrest has helped solve a 2002 case, according to Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh.

Detectives charged a Liverpool man in connection with the 11-year-old sex offense investigation.

Michael W. Fisher Jr
Michael W. Fisher Jr

Late Tuesday afternoon, detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Abused Persons Unit charged Michael W. Fisher Jr., 37, of 403 Buckley Road in Liverpool, with one count of first-degree rape (a class B felony) and one count of first-degree criminal sexual act (a class B felony).

Fisher is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl.

In 2002, after contacting the Cicero Police Department, the victim told detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Abused Person’s Unit that she had been sexually assaulted by a man who she had befriended.

She reported that on three separate occasions, between June and December of 2002, she engaged in sexual activity with a man she knew only by first name.

Unable to develop any further information, it was necessary for detectives to rely on
physical evidence they secured, Walsh said.

An unrelated 2011 Oswego County arrest required Fisher to submit his DNA.

Sheriff’s detectives were alerted of a DNA match and as a result were able to identify Fisher as the alleged suspect.

Fisher was arraigned in the Town of Cicero Court and was remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center.

He is being held on $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond and is scheduled to return to the Town of Salina Court on May17.