On an August day in 2014, a girl riding her longboard home in Davis County was approached by a man she had never met.
He asked if she wanted to go to a party, the 14-year-old later told police. When she said no, he pulled her to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her.
While she couldn’t identify her attacker, perhaps his DNA could. She underwent a sexual-assault exam, and her rape kit was sent to the state crime lab for analysis.
Prosecutors now say the kit did hold the answer. But testing to identify an attacker took a year. It was another year before the match was confirmed. In late January — nearly 2½ years after the girl’s assault — prosecutors filed charges in the case.
“We just had to wait and wait and wait,” said Davis County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Thompson. “Getting the evidence back to
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