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Suspect In 1997 Rape Indicted

Apr 1, 2016

Joseph Carter
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man arrested in Oklahoma in February man has been indicted in a 1997 rape at Beatty Park after new DNA testing helped identify him.

45-year-old Joseph Carter faces rape and kidnapping charges. Investigators submitted evidence from the victim's sexual assault kit for testing and the DNA matched Carter. Arraigned is scheduled for Monday.