Rhode Island man in court for 2007 sexual assault

Posted on April 19th, 2012 No Comments

A Rhode Island man is now in court for a sexual assault case that occurred in Providence in 2007.

According to state officials, the case revolves around a 16-year-old girl who was walking home from a party when she was picked up by a man and taken to an empty parking lot where she was sexually assaulted while the man held a knife to her.

Right after the attack occurred, the girl was taken to the hospital where  DNA samples were taken in a rape kit. It was not until recently,  when a  bank robbery occurred, that police officials found a match to the samples.

A  31-year-old man plead no contest to the robbery case and he had to submit DNA samples as a result. Nearly two months later, they were matched to the 2007 assault. Before the DNA samples came in, there was not much other evidence that was helpful in the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as sexual assault, you need representation on your side at this time that can help you through this stressful time. Contact the Cape Cod sex crimes attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today and discussing your case.


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