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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 06/18/2012

DNA match in 2003 Silver Spring rape case

It’s been more than nine years, but a DNA match with a Texas prisoner has led to an arrest in a Montgomery County rape case.

David Martinez (Courtesy of Montgomery County police)
David Martinez, 30, is facing rape, kidnapping and other charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman in the Silver Spring area on March 3, 2003, according to Montgomery police.

The young woman had parked her car in the 700 block of Lowander Lane and was walking home when a man pushed her down, choked her, sexually assaulted her, then drove her in the back seat of a vehicle to Montgomery Knolls Elementary School, where he raped her and fled, Montgomery police said.

Montgomery authorities were told in July 2011 that a national DNA database linked Martinez to evidence from the rape scene, police said. Texas corrections officials said Martinez was serving a three-year sentence for “injury to child” before being transferred to Montgomery on June 14. A hearing is scheduled for July 13.

Electronic court records do not indicate if Martinez has retained an attorney.

By  |  06:36 PM ET, 06/18/2012


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