RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested in a 14-year-old rape case after police say a DNA sample connected him to the crime.
Maurice Barry-Albert Sullivan of Raleigh was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree forcible sex offense. Authorities said the 40-year-old Sullivan was arrested last year and charged with a felony for trying to disable an anti-shoplifting device at a local grocery.
Under state law, convicted felons must submit a DNA sample. Raleigh police said Friday that Sullivan’s sample was matched by the State Crime Lab to a sample collected in the rape case.
Police say a 21-year-old woman was walking home from work on Oct. 1, 2000, when two men pulled her into some nearby woods and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.