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Saturday, August 05, 2006

DNA aids police in Oakland rape case

OAKLAND — A DNA "cold-hit" has led to the arrest of a man suspected of kidnapping and raping an Oakland woman more than seven years ago. Shane Henry, 38, of Oakland, was charged Tuesday for the Jan. 13, 1999, rape of a 28-year-old woman. According to police, the woman was walking on San Leandro Street when a man "approached the woman from behind with two guns, forced her across the street, down a driveway and into a garage, where he raped her..." Oakland police Officer Jesse Grant of the Special Victim's Unit said the case was investigated until all the leads went cold. The investigator submitted evidence of the crime to the California DNA database, Grant said, but Henry's DNA was not on file. In the interim, Henry was convicted of a felony and sent to prison, where his DNA was collected and entered into the system, Grant said.

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