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03/26/2013 12:32 pm ET

Deontae Latham South Loop Assault: Rockford Man Charged In January Sexual Assault, Robbery

Police have charged a 19-year-old Rockford, Ill. man with sexually assaulting a Chicago woman in her garage then robbing her husband in their South Loop home in January.

According to ABC Chicago, cops say they have DNA evidence linking Deontae Latham to the attack near 14th and South Clark Street.

Police say Latham asked the 56-year-old victim for directions around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 before forcing her back into her car and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint, the Tribune reports. Latham stole the woman's keys to enter her apartment where he proceeded to rob her husband before fleeing.

Latham is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion and two counts of armed robbery.

A community alert and sketch of the suspect was released, though according to DNAinfo Chicago, police didn't say if any tips from the community helped police catch Latham.

Latham is due in bond court Tuesday.

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