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DNA samples from three horrific rapes between 1992 and 1994 have finally been linked to a suspect, California authorities said Monday.
Mark Manteuffel, 59, a former Federal Bureau of Prisons employee, who once studied and lectured part-time at Sacramento State University, was arrested by FBI agents on Friday in Decatur, Georgia.
California - Trial - Rapes
He will be returned to California to stand trial for the alleged rapes.
Jeff Reisig, the district attorney in Yolo County, said charges there will be unsealed alleging that Manteuffel was the masked man who used a stun gun to abduct a 22-year-old University of California, Davis student while she was jogging.
'Predators - Monsters - Advances - DNA - Tracking
'Predators and monsters can't hide forever any longer' because of the advances in DNA tracking, he said.
'The clock is ticking on these criminals and their time is up.'
Assaults - Sacramento - Authorities - Man - Women
In other alleged assaults in and around Sacramento, authorities said a man waited for women to come home, then attacked them.
Prosecutors said they used an unusual tactic to identify the suspect.
Investigators - Kit - Samples - Attacks - Place
Investigators tucked away rape kit samples from the attacks that took place more than 25 years ago in the Sacramento and Davis areas in hopes that the budding science would one day lead to a match.
Sacramento County prosecutors never identified a suspect at the time but filed an arrest warrant against the anonymous snippet of DNA code in 2000, just two days before the statute of limitations was to run out.
Defense - Attorney
It is unclear if he has a defense attorney.
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said it was the first time in California that DNA was charged with a crime, though it had been done elsewhere and produced...
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