Louisville man arrested in 1990 rape after DNA tests performed

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky police have arrested a Louisville man in a 1990 rape case after DNA tests were performed on previously untested items in a rape kit.

News outlets report 71-year-old Roscoe C. Smith of Louisville was arrested Saturday on charges of rape, sodomy and burglary.

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An arrest citation shows Smith is accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home in December 1990.

The citation says the woman requested last summer that the case be reopened.

Two untested items from the rape kit were found and sent to a crime lab. Police said testing confirmed the DNA allegedly belonged to Smith.