13 Years Later, Suspect Charged With NYC Rape

Friday, Jun 10, 2011  |  Updated 4:55 PM EDT
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13 Years Later, Suspect Charged With NYC Rape

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Prosecutors say DNA has pinpointed a suspect in the November 1998 rape of a New York City college professor.

Lerio Guerrero is being held without bail after pleading not guilty Friday to rape, robbery and other charges. His lawyer says he's postponing arguing for bail to allow him time to get more detail about the case.

The 32-year-old is accused of following the woman into her building, threatening her with a piece of broken glass and raping her. The Manhattan district attorney's office says Guerrero also grabbed her wallet and made her withdraw money from a cash machine.

DNA was collected right after the attack.

But prosecutors say it was matched to Guerrero only last month, after his DNA was entered into a law-enforcement database following an unrelated trespassing arrest.

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