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Lane County deputies make arrest in rape case from 2007

Deputies said they recently heard from the state about a match to the DNA evidence.

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 3:21 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 3:34 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a rape case from 2007. Deputies said they arrested Jesse Clark, 37, of Junction City.

In May of 2007, a 41-year-old woman reported being raped. She told deputies she was having car trouble in the Eugene area when a man stopped to offer her a ride.

Deputies said that man drove her to Crow, assaulted her and left her on the side of the road.

DNA evidence was sent to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, but at the time, there weren’t any matches.

Deputies said they recently heard from the state about a match, which led them to Clark on Aug. 2.

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