Kevin Haynes finally charged with 1996 North Side rape of 82-year-old woman

Kevin Haynes
Kevin Haynes

Nearly 17 years after an 82-year-old woman was raped in an alley near the 3300 block of Aldrich Avenue North, Kevin Haynes has been charged in connection with the crime.

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Why did it take so long? According to an WCCO report, back in November 1996, DNA technology hadn't yet advanced to the point where a small sample found at the crime scene could be tested with accuracy. But that's not the case now, and thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Justice, the MPD is taking a second look into cold cases like this one.

The criminal complaint says the woman was walking her dog in the alley when Haynes pulled her between two garages and told her to fork over all her money. She was raped after she told him she had none.

Haynes is in Wisconsin serving time for a rape conviction, but according to the 'CCO report, he'll return to Minnesota this week to face a felony charge in connection with the '96 incident.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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