Virginia man charged after 2012 rape kit tested

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor after being identified through a state initiative to eliminate a backlog of untested rape kits.

Dyron Williams Sr., of Spotsylvania, was charged with carnal knowledge of a minor after he was identified by testing a 2012 rape kit.

Attorney General Mark Herring has spearheaded a project to test 1,800 rape kits. Herring said Wednesday that the DNA profile from the kit was uploaded to the national database and identified Williams as the source.

The Free Lance-Star reports Williams was served with a new warrant at a state prison where he is serving time for a 2017 drug conviction.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper that a 14-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted at a party in 2012.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

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