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Police arrest suspect in 23-year-old Charlotte rape case


Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in a 23-year-old Charlotte rape case.

After retesting the sexual assault package within the case, police mentioned DNA proof linked 43-year-old Nathaney Davis to the 1995 rape of a 23-year-old lady. The sufferer was strolling on Nations Ford Highway when she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, in line with a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division information launch Wednesday.

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43-year-old Nathaney Davis was arrested and charged on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in reference to the 1995 rape of a lady who was strolling on Nations Ford Highway when she was assaulted.

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The sexual assault package was initially examined in 1995, in line with the CMPD launch. Extra testing was accomplished final yr as a part of a federal grant CMPD obtained, and that’s when “DNA proof confirmed Davis because the suspect,” police mentioned within the launch.

DNA testing was unavailable as a part of sexual assault package assessments in 1995, CMPD Officer Cindy Wallace instructed the Observer Wednesday night time.

In response to Wednesday’s CMPD information launch, two males robbed the sufferer of cash and jewellery earlier than one of many assailants, armed with a gun, sexually assaulted her.

The assailants then ran away, police mentioned. The sufferer bought to a cellphone and referred to as police. She was handled at Carolinas Medical Middle, and a sexual assault package was accomplished, in line with the information launch.

Davis was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree intercourse offense, first-degree kidnapping and tried theft with a harmful weapon, Mecklenburg County jail data present. He was jailed on $200,000 bail.

Employees Author Anna Douglas contributed.

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