Opelika man charged with sex crimes dating back to 1995

From Alabama Attorney General

OPELIKA, AL - Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest Tuesday of an Opelika man charged with multiple felonies for a violent sexual attack in Lee County in 1995.

Kevin Tawan Ross, 34, was arrested by special agents of the Attorney General's Office and detectives from the Opelika Police Department, and taken to the Lee County Jail.

The charges against him are the result of a joint investigation by the Attorney General's Cold Case Unit and the Opelika Police Department .

The Attorney General Office presented information to a Lee County grand jury resulting in the indictment of Ross on May 11.

Specifically, the indictment charges Ross with the following crimes against a woman who was attacked on December 9, 1995: two counts of first-degree kidnapping (one count charging kidnapping with intent to rape and one count charging kidnapping with intent to inflict serious injury or sexual abuse); one count of first-degree rape, and one count of first-degree sodomy.

No further information about the investigation or about Ross's alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.

If convicted, Ross faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for each of the charges of rape, sodomy and kidnapping, which are class A felonies.