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DNA connects man to 20-year-old rape cases

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 5:14 PM by Anna Brown
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: Baton Rouge Police, rapes, Leroy Bickham, DNA, evidence, Hunt Correctional Center

Baton Rouge Police Detectives have arrested a man accused of committing four rapes back in the 1980’s.

Leroy Bickham, 52, was linked through DNA to four rapes that occurred more than 20 years ago. He is accused of raping four victims from July 1985 to August 1987. Bickham was already in jail at Hunt Correctional Center on an unrelated rape conviction from 1992.

Police say Bickham entered the victims’ homes, then threatened, beat and raped them. He was charged with four counts of aggravated rape and returned to Hunt Correctional Center this afternoon.

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