CINCINNATI - A man was indicted Monday for a rape that happened in 1998.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced Monday that Alfonso Williams, 53, is charged with raping a 77-year-old female victim in her Westwood home on May 3, 1998.
Williams gained entry to the victim's home by removing a window air conditioner, stole $385 from the victim, and then twice raped the victim before fleeing the scene, according to the indictment.
The victim immediately reported the crime to police and an investigation ensued, but the crime remained unsolved until 2011 when a Combined DNA Index System hit matched semen found on the victim's nightgown with Williams' DNA.
Williams' DNA was taken when he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault in Hamilton County in 2011. He is currently already serving 14 years in the London Correctional Institute.
The victim passed away of natural causes in 1999.
"It is impossible to overstate the value of DNA evidence in these cases," Deters said. "Our victim died 13 years ago. We can now seek justice for her and deliver it to the monster who brutally raped this 77-year-old woman. Good riddance to him."
Williams is charged with two counts of rape, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of kidnapping. If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 40 years in prison.
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