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Columbus Police Charge Suspect In 1997 Rape

Mar 25, 2016

Joseph Carter
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say cold-case investigators have used DNA evidence to link a rape case nearly two decades old to a man recently arrested in Oklahoma.

DNA evidence recovered after an 18-year-old woman was raped in Beatty park in 1997 was linked to 45-year-old Joseph Carter. He has been extradited and remains in custody.