DNA links suspect to 1999 rape

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Posted: Apr 2, 2010 6:14 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: DNA, evidence, rape, assault, 1999, Baton Rouge, Covington

A 49-year-old Covington man has been arrested in the 1999 rape of a Baton Rouge woman.

Police say Zebedee Pittman allegedly raped a woman on June 25, 1999 after forcing his way into her home.

Investigators say DNA evidence collected during a sexual assault examination was linked to Pittman last year and led police to his arrest.

Pittman was booked Wednesday one count each of aggravated rape and aggravated oral sexual battery.

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