Markie Lee Peoples busted for brutal 1995 teen rape
Once again, no semen was found in the victim's rape kit -- but some was detected on her underwear. Unfortunately, though, there wasn't enough markers found in the sample to create a profile for uploading to the Combined DNA Index System, shorthanded as CODIS, as of March 2005.
Over the next eight years, DNA testing continued to improve, and this past June, yet another detective tried again to create a profile -- and this time, the gear was up to the challenge. In September, the information was submitted to CODIS and quickly scored a strike with Peoples, age forty.
Thus far, a photo of Peoples has not been shared publicly, due to the ongoing investigation. But an image was shown to the victim earlier this month. She didn't recognize him from the pic, but she confirmed that she'd never had consensual sex with him.
Now, Peoples has been charged with sexual assault on a child and kidnapping. He's currently free on a $50,000 bond, but he's due back in court for a preliminary hearing late next month.
Look below to read the arrest affidavit.
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