Man Arrested In 2004 Florida Disabled Sex Battery Case

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A longtime open sexual battery case may finally be closed.

Authorities say a 2004 Florida sexual battery case involving a disabled woman has been solved with the arrest of a suspect just before he was to board a plane to Haiti.

The SunSentinel reports that a judge on Sunday denied bail for 55-year-old Pascal Estime. Investigators arrested Estime a day earlier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Estime is accused of two counts of sexual battery on a mentally defective person for allegedly assaulting a Boynton Beach woman 13 years ago. Authorities say the assaults led to a pregnancy that was terminated, with the fetus preserved for DNA evidence.

The probe was renewed in 2016, leading investigators to Estime, who provided a DNA sample matching the preserved fetus.

Court records did not list an attorney for Estime.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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