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CR man charged in Missouri rape case

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A Cedar Rapids man is facing charges in Springfield, Mo. after DNA from a rape kit was linked to him.

Police arrested Charlie West, 28, Wednesday.

The incident happened near the Missouri State University campus at 3:20 a.m. on June 20, 2009.

The victim said she was walking down the street when a man followed her, grabbed her by the neck, dragged her into a stranger's yard and raped her.

After she escaped, she went to the police to get a rape kit.

The FBI matched the DNA swab with West this week.

West was in the FBI's system after drug convictions in the Chicago area.

Greene County, Mo. prosecutors charged West with forcible rape, forcible sodomy and kidnapping.



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