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DNA match leads to charges in Woodbridge burglary and rape arrest

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WJLA) - Prince William County police announced Thursday that a DNA match has led to charges against a man in a frightening burglary and rape case from a few weeks ago in Woodbridge.

Prince Perkins, 32, was arrested Wednesday and DNA evidence reportedly links him to a May 28 burglary and rape in Woodbridge. (Photo: PWC PD)

Prince Perkins, 32, was arrested Wednesday evening without incident as police spotted him leaving a residence in the 16600 block of Galt Court.

The incident he is charged in took place in the early morning hours of May 28.

The victim, a 34-year-old woman, told police that she was asleep in her home, located in the 13700 block of Keelingwood Court in Woodbridge, when she awoke to an unknown man inside her bedroom.

The suspect was reportedly armed with a handgun and raped the victim before leaving the residence. The woman's two children were inside the apartment, asleep in their rooms, during the attack.

During a canvass of the apartment complex, neighbors reported to police that a suspicious male was seen on multiple occasions lingering in the area. A sketch of that person was completed, and led police to suspect Perkins.

Detectives said DNA evidence linked Perkins to the crime, which they were able to verify following his arrest Wednesday.

Perkins has been charged with rape, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, burglary with intent to commit a felony, abduction with intent to defile while armed, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bond.

A court date has not yet been announced.

 

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