Kevin McNamee was arrested on December 12, 2019 and charged in the violent home invasion rape of a 24-year-old woman that took place on September 20, 1991 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A DNA profile was obtained from the sexual assault kit taken from the victim at the hospital. There is no information on who conducted the FGG investigation, but it was funded by a Sexual Assault Kit Initiative grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
McNamee has a lengthy criminal history for burglaries and break-ins, but not for a home invasion rape. Police are investigating him for other assaults dating back to about the 1990s. The case against him is currently pending in Mecklenburg County Superior Court.
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