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.
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.