Jackson County prosecutors have charged a 62-year-old man with raping a woman in a Southwest Boulevard parking lot in 2006.
Samuel Flores was linked to the rape earlier this year through DNA testing, according to court documents.
The charges against Flores, who is listed as homeless in court documents, were initially filed in 2009 as a “John Doe” case. A DNA sample was recovered at the time of the assault, but it hadn’t been matched with a suspect.
That match occurred in January, according to court documents, after Flores was arrested in an unrelated incident.
He is charged with forcible rape and sexual assault in connection with the October 2006 attack.
The victim, who was 29 years old at the time, told police that she was having drinks and dinner with a friend at a restaurant. After the friend left, the woman went to look for him. She ended up asking someone if she could use their phone. A person she didn’t know took her to a nearby nightclub to use a phone.
The victim next remembered waking up inside a car and being raped. She said she tried to fight but was unable to stop the man. After he left, she went inside a restaurant in the 2800 block of Southwest Boulevard and called police.
Flores was arrested Tuesday and is being held on $250,000 bond.