DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The man accused of raping a 90 year-old woman made his first appearance in court today.
Jean Paul Mpanurwa, 26, is charged with felonious assault, kidnapping, and rape. The judge ordered he be held on $500,000.
Police told 2 NEWS the victim reported she was walking on the bike path near the 1900 of Radio Road the night of July 14 when a stranger walked up and took her by the hand. He led her to a near by building where she told police he knocked her down and sexually assaulted her.
"By it's very nature, it's a heinous offense," said Sgt. Larry Tolpin with Dayton Police Department's Special Victim's Unit. "When you add to it the age of the victim, it becomes even more concerning".
Investigators told 2 NEWS Mpanurwa was taken into custody Aug. 16th after a DNA sample taken during an interview with detectives, matched DNA evidence from the victim.
Sgt. Tolpin said Mpanurwa is a Rwandan refugee and has been in the U.S for the last 9 years on a student visa. Records show that in 2012 Mpanurwa was convicted of sexual battery in Davis County, Utah. Investigators said he moved to the Miami Valley after that conviction.
Mpanurwa remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $500,00 bond.
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