Almost 13 years later, Memphis man convicted in Frayser woman’s rape

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —It was a home off Overton Crossing where 31-year-old Timothy Lindsey was convicted of committing an atrocious crime.

"He kicked down her front door, entered her home armed with a gun, ransacked her apartment and ultimately raped her at gunpoint," Prosecutor Abby Wallace said.

Nearly 13 years after the victim lived a nightmare, she was in the courtroom to seek justice.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich commended the victim "who had the courage to come forward and testify about what happened to her."

She did all while battling the flu.

The victim's case is part of the backlog WREG has told you about several years ago.

Occurring in 2005, her kit was tested in 2013 and then uploaded into the DNA index system. That's when a match was found two years later.

But the victim is far from the only person waiting on rape kits to be tested.

D.A. Weirch says she recognizes that and gave us insight into what her office is doing.

"The number here within the office are currently pending close to 300 total cases from files that have been opened and we have indictments ready. These are cases that are in the criminal system right now as a result of this backlog of kits being tested," D.A. Weirch said.

To those still waiting, "We're not going to stop until every kit has been tested, every defendant has been identified and every victim that we can locate has been located," she said.


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