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DNA match leads to teen’s arrest in 2012 rape and beating

Updated: 2013-06-13T00:58:56Z

By CHRISTINE VENDEL

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City police arrested a man this week in the rape of an 18-year-old woman and the beating of her boyfriend last year.

A DNA hit linked Musa Adama, 19, to the unsolved sexual assault in the early hours of April 25, 2012, near Independence and Indiana avenues. Police are still looking for a second man who raped the victim and beat her boyfriend.

Prosecutors charged Adama with forcible rape, kidnapping, robbery and assault. He remained in jail Wednesday in lieu of a $200,000 bond.

According to court records, the victim was walking with her boyfriend, who was intoxicated, when he got into a fight with two men on the street. After the couple walked away, the two men followed and attacked the boyfriend, punching and kicking him in the face and jaw. He fell unconscious and the men stole his pants, shoes and a wallet containing $300.

The men then forced the woman behind a vacant house in the 600 block of Indiana Avenue, where one of them put his hand around her throat and raped her. She screamed, and the second man slapped her in the face. The second man then raped her until the first man announced that police were approaching. Both attackers fled.

The boyfriend suffered two fractures to his jaw and required surgery.

Police developed two DNA profiles from evidence on the woman, but the case remained unsolved until Adama was convicted of robbery in May. He received three years probation and provided a DNA sample, according to court records.

Adama told police he did not frequent Independence Avenue and had never seen the victim before, court records said.

To reach Christine Vendel, call 816-234-4438 or send email to cvendel@kcstar.com.

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