DNA evidence has revived two cold cases in New York City.
The New York Times reports that Mauricio Rosales, 32, was arrested last week because his DNA matched DNA that was found at two rape crime scenes. In November of 2009, Mr. Rosales had to give a sample of his DNA after he pleaded guilty to petit larceny. In New York, if you are convicted of a felony or one of 35 different types of misdemeanors, you are required to give the officials a DNA sample.
The New York Daily News reports that the first rape Mr. Rosales is accused of occurred in 2000. The 11-year-old victim was in her room when a man broke in, robbed her, rapped her, and threatened to kill her if she told anyone what happened.