- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Jackson County judge has sentenced a suburban Kansas City man to 34 years in prison for a 1991 rape.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1MuWXXf ) that 43-year-old Maurice Webber was convicted in May of rape and other sexual assault charges based on DNA evidence collected almost 24 years ago.

Jackson County Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell sentenced Webber on Wednesday.

A DNA sample taken after a 2013 traffic stop linked Webber to a 1991 sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in Swope Park.

In 2004, analysts developed DNA profiles of three men from genetic material recovered from the victim’s body and clothing in 1991. No matches had been found until a DNA sample obtained from Webber after the 2013 arrest in Overland Park registered as a match.

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