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DNA leads police to suspect in '87 rape

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Posted: Feb 25, 2010 7:37 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: DNA, rape, 1987, Melvin Green, Baton Rouge, evidence

Baton Rouge police have arrested a 50-year-old man after DNA evidence linked him to a rape that
occurred more than 20 years ago.

Police said Melvin Green is accused of raping a woman on May 8, 1987.

The victim, who was 25 at the time of the rape, told detectives she was walking near a park when a man approached her from behind.

The arrest warrant said the suspect held a sharp object to the victim's throat and forced her into a bathroom in the park, where he raped her.

Green was booked Wednesday on one count of aggravated rape.

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