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DNA On Cigarette Butt Links San Clemente Man To Rape

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(credit: Associated Press)

(credit: Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A California man has been charged with raping a Pittsburgh woman after police say they matched DNA from the crime to a cigarette butt the man discarded while being questioned by police in another matter.

Pittsburgh police say 29-year-old Akaninyene Akan, of San Clemente, Calif., was being held in a California jail after his arrest Thursday based on DNA results police recently received.

He’s charged with raping a Pittsburgh woman after entering her apartment near the University of Pittsburgh campus through a window on Sept. 12.

University police knew of that incident and stopped Akan after they saw him exit an apartment building five days later. Akan wasn’t charged in that incident, but asked an officer for a cigarette during questioning. Police kept the butt after Akan discarded it.

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