An Alexandria man has been charged in connection with a rape case that went unsolved for more than two decades, authorities announced Friday.
Police in Arlington County took Stevie Brinson, now 50, into custody Thursday after getting a hit on DNA evidence connecting him to the rape of a 25-year-old college student at gunpoint on Jan. 28, 1992.
Authorities said on that day 21 years ago, the suspect went to the female victim’s apartment in the 2000 block of North Adams Street, posing as a maintenance worker.
When the woman let him in, he allegedly pulled a handgun and demanded money. He then forced her into her bedroom, where he bound her hands and raped her at gunpoint, police said. The suspect is also accused of stealing cash before fleeing.
In June 2013, evidence was resubmitted to the laboratory and police identified Brinson as the suspect.
“Cases like this are not forgotten,” Deputy Police Chief Daniel J. Murray said in a news release.
Brinson is being held at the Arlington County Detention Facility, police said.