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Man charged in 2016 rape of Kansas City woman in her home

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A 57-year-old man has been charged in the rape of a Kansas City woman in her residence two years ago, thanks to a DNA match. (KCTV5) A 57-year-old man has been charged in the rape of a Kansas City woman in her residence two years ago, thanks to a DNA match. (KCTV5)
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A 57-year-old man has been charged in the rape of a Kansas City woman in her residence two years ago, thanks to a DNA match.

Arthur Norman Jr. faces first-degree rape or attempted rape. He was charged as a persistent sex offender, which means punishment could be extended to life without parole.

According to court records, a woman in the 1000 block of East Eighth Street in Kansas City reported on Aug. 3, 2016, that she had been raped in her residence. She was asleep in her bedroom when Norman woke her and stood over her. He put his hand over her mouth and held a knife to her throat. After he raped her, he told her not to call police or he would kill her. After he left, she called 911 and was treated at a local hospital.

Last month, the Kansas City Police Crime lab reported that a genetic profile developed from evidence in the victim's sexual assault kit matched an offender in the CODIS system. He was identified as Norman.

Norman told police on Tuesday that he knew the victim but denied any kind of sexual contact with her.

Prosecutors recommended a bond of $100,000.

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