TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say they’ve charged a Baltimore man with a rape that happened in 1997.

Police said Monday that evidence from the case was reviewed this year using current DNA processing techniques. That review led to the arrest 49-year-old Ronald White.

Police say that the 1997 rape happened on the night of Feb. 2 in the 1600-block of Bluffdale Road in Woodlawn. They say that night a woman was assaulted by a man who entered her home and kicked open her bedroom door. The man threatened to hurt her if she screamed or looked at him. The woman was later able to call for help from a neighbor’s home.

White is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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