Monday, April 9, 2012

DNA Connects Man With 15-Year Old Sexual Assault in KC

A Colorado man has been linked to a 15-year old rape and robbery charge in Kansas City. Jeffery Ford is a suspect in a 2009 Colorado charge and was being watched by police. When he spit on the sidewalk outside a service station, police collected the DNA evidence which has been matched to evidence collected from the 1997 KC charge.

In 1997, a woman was stranded in a parking lot when she was approached by a man. The man chased her, beat her and forced her to a secluded area where he then raped her. Afterwards, the man grabbed the woman's purse, picked up a brick and threatened to bash her in the head if she didn't run away. The woman ran immediately to the street where she was picked up by a passerby and taken to the police station.

A loophole in the Missouri law does not allow Ford to be charged for the rape, but they have filed charges for robbery.

For more information on rape or sexual assault charges, contact the criminal lawyers in Virginia Beach at Garrett Law Group, PLC.

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