- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Beach police have charged suspects in three separate sexual assaults that occurred in the late 1980s.

Fifty-two-year-old Julian Romaro of Salem, North Carolina, is charged with rape in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on May 24, 1988.

Fifty-four-year-old Benjamin James Madonia of Lake City, Florida, is charged with rape in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on May 29, 1987.

Fifty-two-year-old Charles Pender Brown of Virginia Beach faces rape and abduction charges. The charges stem from the sexual assault of a woman on Sept. 20, 1987.

Police say in a news release that the charges are the result of efforts by two cold case detectives and the Virginia Beach department’s Forensic Unit.

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