- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Prosecutors have brought rape charges against a man in connection with the sexual assault of a teen girl that police say took place at his Eugene home 11 years ago.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2humtDR ) the suspect, who was 25 at the time of the alleged assault, was arrested Tuesday in Nevada on charges of first- and third-degree rape. It’s not yet known when he will be transported to Lane County.

Court documents say the 16-year-old victim’s sexual assault evidence kit was sent to a crime lab in 2005 but it became part of the state’s backlog of rape kits.

Eugene police began investigating the case again in September after receiving the testing results and finding a match to the suspect’s DNA.

The state received a $2 million federal grant this year to test 2,600 backlogged sexual assault cases.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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