Investigators Fail To Look Inside Dentures Found At Rape Scene Until 15 Years Later

There is no such thing as a perfect crime. Eventually, you will be found out. But, if you were to commit a crime, the last thing you should do is make it too easy for the cops to find you. For example, you shouldn’t leave your dentures behind after raping someone. But a Tennessee man did just that.

Thomas Maupin, 67, raped a 31-year-old woman on August 19, 2001. On July 24, Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee gave him an eight-year jail term for his crime. The attack occurred when Maupin pushed his victim into an alley after getting out of his car. Maupin stabbed her under the chin with some kind of metal instrument, which punctured the roof of her mouth.

Maupin assaulter her with the metal object and forced her to perform oral sex on him. The police found Maupin’s dentures (which were imprinted with his name) at the crime scene. At the time, the police didn’t test the dentures, they put them in the rape kit, and they sat untouched for years.

It wasn’t until July 2016 that the dentures were taken to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for DNA testing. Maupin had the false teeth made while he was sitting in prison for a 1988 murder of a 6-year-old Tricna Dawn Cloy.

What I don’t understand is how Maupin could have ever been released from prison in the first place. If our legal system worked, Maupin would have been behind bars for life for murder, not out free walking around to hurt other people. Share away, people.