Suspect Sought After DNA Links Man to 1999 Rape of Teen Girl

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 30, 2016 Updated: December 30, 2016

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md.—Police are searching for a 44-year-old man after a DNA test linked him to the 1999 rape of a teenage girl.

Prince George’s County police identified the man as Richard Cedric Taylor in a news release Thursday.

The case involves a then-15-year-old girl who said she was talking with friends when a man she didn’t know offered her a ride home. She said she got into the car and the man took her to a vacant Capitol Heights apartment, where she was assaulted and raped.

The case went unsolved for years until a DNA hit in September linked Taylor to the crime.

Taylor is now wanted on charges of second-degree rape and first- and second-degree assault. His last known address was in Temple Hills.