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DNA leads to Louisiana man’s arrest in 1987 sexual battery

August 24, 2018

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The re-testing of DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a man in Louisiana for a rape in Florida more than 30 years ago.

The Miami Herald reports Coral Springs police announced the arrest of 59-year-old Frank Montana on Thursday.

DNA technology has advanced since the crime. Detective Ernesto Bruna says Special Victims Unit detectives requested a re-test in March, and it pointed to the profile of Montana. Also known as Frank Cruz, he was arrested Tuesday in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Police say the woman was assaulted in 1987 by a man who entered her bedroom. Montana has a history of sexual violence and served 15 years in Minnesota for a sex crime. It’s unclear if he’s got a lawyer.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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