DNA leads to suspect’s arrest in sexual assaults of 7 women in Jefferson County

By Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

A 27-year-old man has been charged on more than a dozen cases in the sexual assaults of seven women in the Birmingham area dating back so far to 2014.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of 27-year-old Quindarrius Dominic Carter. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $591,000.

Carter is charged with four counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree sex abuse, one count of first -degree robbery and one count of third-degree robbery.


Investigators said none of the victims knew Carter. The suspect shows no prior criminal arrests in Alabama.

Birmingham police arrested Carter on Thursday. Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr said the cases were identified as a “high priority serial offender” by investigators with the district attorney’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI).

The county’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative takes in-depth and comprehensive looks at sexual assault across the county – which includes 27 jurisdictions and two district attorney’s offices.

The investigation into Carter began when the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences notified the district attorney’s office that an unknown DNA sample was linked to multiple sexual assault kit submitted by Jefferson County investigators.

ADFS provided investigators with the victims’ identities. At that point, investigators made contact with the victims and gathered additional details about the attacks and the possible suspect.

The investigation, they said, showed it was Carter’s DNA that matched the previously unknown sample.

The cases linked to Carter so far are from 2014 and 2015. However, authorities said, they are continuing to submit unsolved sexual assault kits to ADFS and additional charges are expected.

Carr thanked Birmingham police and ADFS for their work in the case.

“More importantly, we would like to thank the survivors for their courage and firm stance in coming forward and cooperating with investigators throughout this investigation,’’ according to a statement released Friday. “We recognize and appreciate what a survivor goes through when they must relive past trauma and we full support them on their path to healing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call district attorney investigators at 205-325-1423.

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