- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - A man wanted for rape and other crimes across the metro Atlanta area has surrendered.

WSB-TV reports (https://2wsb.tv/2kXcOJq ) DNA evidence connected Melton Chapman to the sexual assault of a woman in her 20s in 1989.

Chapman turned himself in Wednesday after seeing a broadcast about the case on the television station. Detective Ronald Sluss says if that hadn’t happened he doubts they would have been able to find him anytime soon.

Detectives hope the victim can have closure with the arrest. Police said the victim was assaulted at the Bowen Homes on June 22, 1989.

Chapman faces a charge of rape. It was unknown if he’s represented by an attorney.

Police said the investigation remains open as they try to determine if Chapman’s linked to any other sexual assaults.


Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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