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Man charged in 1987 rape after his DNA is linked to case

A Middle River man was arrested Thursday and charged in the 1987 rape of a woman in Dundalk after evidence from the case was linked to DNA in a statewide database for convicted felons, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Darrell Gene Haynes, 45, of the 2100 block of Oakland Road is a registered child sex offender who had submitted a DNA sample to the Combined DNA Index System, a statewide database, police said.

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Haynes was not a suspect in the original investigation of the Oct. 30, 1987, rape on Dunmanway, police said. A 21-year-old woman was smoking a cigarette outside a Halloween party when a man walked up, showed her a gun, forced her into a nearby ditch and raped her, police said.

The man told her he was a police officer and said no one would believe her if she reported the crime. She nevertheless reported it, police said.

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Haynes was arrested without incident at his workplace, police said. He was being held without bail yesterday at the Baltimore County Detention Center.


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