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.
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.