FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A longtime open sexual battery case may finally be closed.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Department Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
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.READ MORE: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
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.MORE NEWS: Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial For Former US Rep. Corrine Brown
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