UPDATE: DNA Evidence Allegedly Matched Marino Sample

Thanks to a follow-up article from the Marietta Times, more information is known regarding the 2009 Parson’s Hall sexual assault.

Brandon Marino, 23, who was charged with Burglary and Rape on Wednesday, had submitted a DNA sample to police as part of the investigation.  However, results had been delayed due to a backlog at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  Marino was not the only person asked to submit a sample, and was not the only person to submit a sample.

The Times reported that this is allegedly what happened on the morning of February 28th, according to an affidavit

According to the affidavit, the woman told investigators she awoke in the early morning hours of Feb. 28, 2009, and found an unknown suspect in bed with her. She began yelling and the suspect quickly exited her Parsons Hall dorm room on foot.

The woman told police her room door was unlocked but she had not given the man permission to enter.

~ Marietta Time report

Marino had bond set at $285,000 for the Washington County charges.  According to Marietta Municipal Court’s online database, he was charged with a First Degree Felony for Rape and a Second Degree Felony for Burglary.  He was indicted in an unrelated case for Aggravated Burglary and Burglary charges in Hamilton County in March.

Marino, who attended Marietta College from 2006 to 2008, had a disorderly conduct charge in April of 2009.  No result listed on the Marietta Municipal Court database.  It does list a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear.