A Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday after police said his DNA matched test swabs taken from a sex assault victim more than one year ago.
Lorenzo Anguiano, 55, was taken into custody in Chandler and booked into jail on one count of sexual assault and one count of kidnapping.
The 18-year-old victim said the alleged incident took place on June 18, 2012 while she was lying on a couch fighting off the effects of intoxication at a Phoenix home, according to a probable cause statement.
She said Anguiano came downstairs and sexually assaulted her, court paperwork stated. When she realized what was happening, she pushed Anguiano away, the court document said.
The victim ran into her bedroom, grabbed some items and ran to a local Circle K, where she called a relative for a ride, according to the probable cause statement.
The victim said she later obtained a rape kit and made a police report. Several days later, a court order was obtained to retrieve the suspect's DNA.
During a police interview, Anguiano denied raping the girl, the court document said.
The victim called detectives a number of times over the next few months checking on the DNA status. Results were finally received on Nov. 15, 2013 and they matched the suspect's DNA, police said.
After Anguiano was arrested, he claimed he had sex with the victim but it was her idea, court documents stated.
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