RACINE (WKOW) -- Racine County prosecutors say a DNA from a 2012 conviction connected a Racine man to a sexual assault case from 2002.
A Journal Times of Racine report says 36-year-old Angel L. Cartagena faces a charge of second-degree sexual assault. Prosecutors say his DNA matched samples taken in 2002 after a sexual assault.
A woman told police she had been walking home at 4:30 a.m. when a man knocked her down, banged her head on concrete, and sexually assaulted her.
Prosecutors say Cartagena was linked to this sexual assault after he provided a DNA sample for a conviction of mistreating an animal in October 2012.
Cartagena's defense attorney has not commented.
A preliminary hearing is set for July 10.