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Portland rape kit tested, man charged five years later

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Court records state Portland police didn't pursue or submit evidence for a sexual assault case until five years after the assault was reported, despite police having the name of a suspect and a sexual assault kit.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2rniAc4 ) Monday that a 19-year-old woman told police she was raped in 2011 and gave a name, phone number and address of the man she accused. She also submitted a sexual assault kit for testing.

Five years later, the kit was tested and matched the man she accused. Clint Curtis Williams was arraigned last week on one count of first-degree rape and three counts of other sexual assault charges.

The kit was among nearly 3,000 untested kits that Oregon counties sent last April to a private lab in Utah.


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