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Arrest Made in UA Rape Case

FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- Police have arrested a man in a year-old rape case at University of Arkansas.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- Police have arrested a man in a year-old rape case at University of Arkansas.

On Monday, University of Arkansas Police investigators arrested 22-year-old Cesar Michael Figueroa of Springdale on charges of raping a student last year.

On September 2nd, 2012, the night after the first home football game, a student reported that she was attacked and raped in university parking lot 14. DNA evidence collected during the investigation led to the identification of Figueroa as a suspect.

Investigators said the suspect was out of state but was due to return on Monday. When they contacted him, he go to UAPD for an interview where he was interviewed and arrested on a charge of rape.

According to the university, Figueroa is not affiliated with the University of Arkansas.


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