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Dijon Devonte King, 18. Photo courtesy of Valley Police Department Dijon Devonte King, 18. Photo courtesy of Valley Police Department
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VALLEY, AL (WTVM) -

Dijon Devonte King, 18, has been arrested today, August 31, for the sexual assault of a 51-year-old female. The incident occurred on March 22, 2013, on 56th Street in Valley, Ala.

Officers of the Valley Police Department located King at a residence in the 1700 block of 55th Street this morning, and arrested him at 9:30 a.m.

Earlier in the week, Officers received a report from Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences identifying King as a DNA match to evidence from the victim following the sexual assault.

King has been charged with Burglary First Degree, Rape First Degree, and Sodomy First Degree. He is currently being held on no bond in the Chambers County Detention Facility pending a bond hearing.

The sexual assault of a 91-year-old female that occurred on May 11, 2013 on 55th Street in Valley is still under investigation, and forensic sciences testing results are pending.

King was previously arrested in July for kidnapping a woman on 61st Street in Valley.

One of the victims, Cori Cook, said in an interview following the July incident that King held a gun in her face, and even her 8-year-old son was afraid to walk the dog.

Chief Weldon says he would like to thank the officers of the Valley Police Department for their work in these investigations and also thank the citizens of Valley for their patience during these very difficult investigations.

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