FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A man accused of raping a blind woman makes his first court appearance Friday in Fort Lauderdale.

Brandon Barther is charged with sexual assault. Barther was linked to the attack by DNA.

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Investigators say it happened in September of 2018 in Deerfield Beach, but the DNA match was just recently made.

According to the arrest report, Barther offered to give the victim a ride home from a club, but ended up taking her to a parking lot and sexually assaulting her.

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Bond was set at 200-thousand dollars. He’s also facing several other, unrelated charges that carry a no bond hold.


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