Man Arrested Seven Years Later

9 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 23 2007 Oct 23, 2007 Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:08:13 AM CDT October 23, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Prosecutors say DNA evidence has linked a 45-year-old man with the rape of a teenage girl seven years ago in Kansas City. Prosecutors say Robert A. Johnson grabbed the 14-year-old girl from a sidewalk as she walked with her 12-year-old sister, pulled her to the back porch of a vacant house porch and raped her. Then he walked away while the younger girl ran to a phone and called their mother. Jackson County authorities say Johnson is the latest of 55 people charged in the past four years based on cold-case DNA evidence. And the county says a half million-dollar federal grant will pay for even more DNA work to help solve sex crimes.

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