CRIME
02/24/2013 11:31 am ET

Troy Williams Arrested For Aggravated Rape In 27-Year-Old Cold Case

A New Orleans woman may see justice served after police made an arrest in the case of her aggravated rape -- 27 years later.

Police arrested Troy Williams, 42, this week after a sample of his DNA matched evidence collected from the woman’s crime scene on Aug. 21, 1985, Fox News reports.

The revelation that Williams may have committed the crime -- in which a woman was held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted -- came on Nov. 19, when DNA technology matched a sample taken during Williams’ most recent, unrelated arrest. It took another two months for police to obtain an arrest warrant against Williams.

In Louisiana, adults can be tried for juvenile offenses as long as they don’t have a statute of limitations -- aggravated rape is one of those crimes, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Williams was 15 when the crime occurred, but he’ll be tried as an adult.

Cops say Williams and another man attacked the woman early in the morning. The two reportedly forced the woman to disrobe, and then the two raped her. She couldn’t scream because there was a gun to her head the whole time, according to the Associated Press.

In addition to aggravated rape, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping, Williams was booked on a probation violation and unrelated warrants.

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