The Jennifer Schuett Case Study

The Jennifer Schuett Case Study

Jennifer Schuett

5.29.2014

Jennifer Schuett

It was August 10, 1990. Schuett was 8 years old and lived alone with her mother in the first floor of an apartment complex in Dickinson, Texas. The bedroom windows faced the parking lot.

Investigators were never able to identify a suspect, but new DNA testing may change that.

CNN normally does not identify victims of sexual assaults. But Schuett has gone public with her story--and her name--to increase the chances of finding and prosecuting her attacker.

In August of 1990, Jennifer Schuett was only eight years old when she was kidnapped, brutally raped and left for dead in Dickinson, Texas. Desperate to find her attacker, Schuett collaborated with a local detective and a federal agent in 2008 and one year later, her attacker was captured through DNA evidence. Jennifer Schuett will share her inspiring story of healing in the face of a life-altering attack, as well as a rape survivor’s view of the frustrations and triumphs of working closely with law enforcement on her journey of almost 20 years to seek justice.