DNA ties prison inmate to 1993 rape; judge adds 9 years to prison sentence

CLEVELAND - A man has been sentenced to serve nine to 25 years in prison for the 1993 rape of an 18-year-old woman on Pratt Avenue in Cleveland. 

Roy Owens, 47, was serving prison time for an aggravated burglary when his DNA was tied to this cold case last fall. Prosecutors said during the aggravated burglary, he broke into a home and tried to take the clothes off a female inside.

Owens has also been convicted of sexual battery and attempted rape.

He pleaded no contest to the 1993 rape in May and a judge sentenced him Monday to serve nine to 25 additional years in prison once his current sentence ends next year.



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