DNA leads to 1997 rape arrest

TOWSON, Md. -  



Baltimore County police used modern DNA processing techniques to crack a 15 year old rape case.

Ronald White, 49, of Baltimore was arrested on October 11 for a rape that occurred in February of 1997.

According to police records on February 2, 1997 officers were called to the 1600 block of Bluffdale Road in Woodlawn around 12:15 p.m. The victim told police that she locked herself in her bedroom after finding a man standing in her living room. The man kicked down the bedroom door and raped her.  After the assault the woman jumped out of a second floor window and ran to a neighbor's apartment for help.

Fifteen years later DNA evidence from the case was reviewed using current processing techniques. Detectives were notified that the sample matched a 1993 Baltimore City case involving White.

He was arrested in October and indicted on November 5. He remains in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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