Saturday, March 25, 2006

DNA Results In Rape Case Arrest

A DNA breakthrough has helped police arrest a man accused of sickening sex attacks against a young mother and a teenage girl. The 30-year-old -- who cannot be named for legal reasons -- has been charged with raping a woman, 27, in North Rockhampton in 1999 while her baby daughter slept nearby. He also has been accused of raping a girl 15, in her parent's North Rockhampton home in 2002.

Police said both attacks occurred at exactly 4.15am. Sergeant Jen Jacobsen opposed the man's release, claiming he had raped two strangers and was in court thanks to DNA evidence. The man was refused bail and will appear before Rockhampton Magistrate's Court on April 12.

Jasmin Lill, The Courier Mail.

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