South Carolina man arrested in connection with rape 33 years ago in Charlotte
04/02/2014 9:50 PM
04/02/2014 9:52 PM
A South Carolina man has been arrested in connection with a rape that happened 33 years ago.
Timothy Ray Benfield, 52, was being interviewed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Thursday after being charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery.
In July 1980, a University City woman was awakened and raped by a man wielding a knife. After he left, the victim called police, who took DNA evidence.
Decades later, detectives submitted the evidence to a criminal DNA database. They were notified in October of a match. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
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