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Man Arrested In 20-year-old Texas Assault Case

Authorities say DNA evidence has helped them make an arrest in a nearly 20-year-old Texas case where an 8-year-old girl was brutally attacked.

Police and FBI agents said Tuesday the recently tested evidence lead them to arrest 40-year-old Dennis Bradford in connection with the 1990 assault in southeast Texas. Bradford was arrested in Arkansas where he has lived the past seven years.

The victim told reporters she never gave up hope her attacker would be brought to justice.

Police say the victim was taken from her family's apartment in Dickinson, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. She was taken to a remote location, where she was sexually assaulted, her throat was cut and she was left for dead.

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