A 56-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in two separate sexual assault cases in the 1990s, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.
Warren Lee Caldwell is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl in 1990 and a 17-year-old girl in 1994.
In the 1990 case, the victim told police a man sexually assaulted her in north Charlotte, robbed her and then ran away. The victim in 1994 told police she was waiting at a bus stop when a car pulled up next to her and forced her inside.
The man then drove to a separate location and sexually assaulted her, she told police.
Police collected DNA in both cases, and the evidence was tested in 2017 after police received a federal grant. The evidence identified Caldwell as a suspect for both cases, and he was arrested March 1, police said.
Caldwell faces charges of second-degree rape, common law robbery and first-degree kidnapping.
Caldwell is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of indecent liberties with a child in 2002, police said. He has been arrested 50 times on various charges, according to police.
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