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Rape suspect arrested in cold case

Dexter Thomas Courtesy of: Troup Co. Jail Dexter Thomas Courtesy of: Troup Co. Jail

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LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) -  A LaGrange woman was raped four years ago in the middle of a cemetery and now police say the man responsible for the brutal attack is behind bars.

Thirty-eight-year-old Dexter Thomas of Decatur, GA faces charges of rape, aggravated assault and aggravated sodomy.

In April of 2006, LaGrange Police say the victim, who was 21 at the time, was walking through the Southview Cemetery ofF Hamilton Road on her way home around 4 AM when she was attacked by a man, raped and sodomized.

Investigators say new DNA results from the Sexual Assault Kit done on the victim is a match to Thomas.

Thomas was arrested in DeKalb County and is being held in the Troup County Jail.


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