Rape kit DNA result leads to arrest in 2018 stabbing, sex assault

Travis County
Quentin Tremel Goffney

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested in connection with the 2018 stabbing and sexual assault of a woman in north Austin after the Travis County Sheriff’s Office said the man’s DNA was found in the rape kit test.

A woman was walking through the Churchill Crossing apartment complex in the early hours of June 9 when she said a man approached her and asked for money. The TCSO says the man then pulled her to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted her, stabbed her and stole her cell phone before running away. 

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A sexual assault forensic exam was conducted and the DNA collected from the test matched with Quentin Tremel Goffney. Investigators also say Goffney pawned some knives several days after the sexual assault and stabbing took place.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault and booked into the Travis County Jail on a $350,000 bond.

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