Charlotte police make arrest in 26-year-old sex assault cold case

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police in North Carolina have arrested a man in connection with a 26-year-old sexual assault case.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release Tuesday 52-year-old Kenneth McIllwaine is charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape.

According to police the victim reported on June 5, 1992 that she had accepted a ride home from the suspect, who drove her to another location and sexually assaulted her. A police report said the suspect then forced the woman to get inside a garbage bin and fled the scene.

A sexual assault kit was collected and tested in 1992. Additional testing completed last year helped confirm McIllwaine as the suspect.

Officials say McIllwaine is currently serving time for a rape committed in 1995 for which he was identified as a suspect in 2015.

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