Police crack cold case through DNA
Published Friday, March 30, 2012 11:27AM MDT
Calgary police have charged a man in connection with a sexual assault that dates back more than two decades.
On July 12, 1990, a 21-year-old woman was asleep alone in her home in the 600 block of 69 Avenue S.W., when a man broke in and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.
The man also tried to rob the victim.
Police sent a sample from the case to the National DNA Databank in 2010 and a match came back by the end of the year.
Sex crimes detectives continued to investigate until enough evidence was gathered to lay charges and on Thursday members of the Edmonton Police Service arrested a man at his apartment on Landsdowne Drive N.W.
Gerald Raymond Clark, 54, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, attempted robbery, uttering death threats, carry weapon dangerous to the public and house break and enter commit.
Clark has been released in the Edmonton area on a recognizance order.
He is scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court of Tuesday, April 17 to answer to the charges.