Prosecutors use DNA match to indict man for attempted rape

December 21, 2011 13:28

State prosecutors say the DNA profile of a suspect helped lead to his indictment on Wednesday on allegations of indecent assault and attempted rape.

The two attacks took place in 2007 and 2008, but both victims did not know the identity of their attacker and police did not arrest any suspect until two weeks ago, when they found an alleged match between a sample taken from one of the victims and the defendant, whose identity is subject to a media gag order.

The court has also forbidden publication of any details of the two victims including their places of residence.

The indictment, filed in the Central District Court, charges the defendant with counts of attempted rape, indecent assault using force and sodomy.

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