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Harrisburg Police Department and the Dauphin County District Attorney announced the arrest of Lamarr A. Washington for a rape that occurred in 2014.
Authorities say on June 16, 2014, police responded to a 911 call to a residence on the 2100 block of Derry Street. Upon arrival officers found a woman who was badly beaten and had been strangled to the point of losing consciousness.
The victim told police she was sleeping in her bed when she was attacked by an unidentified male. The assailant physically and sexually assaulted her. When police processed the scene, they found that the front window had been forced open.
DNA evidence was obtained from the scene and submitted to the PSP crime laboratory; however, the perpetrator of the crime was unable to be identified for the last four years according to police. Authorities say the DNA evidence was linked to the defendant Lamarr Washington in the last week.
Washington was arraigned on the charges of Rape, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, and Terroristic Threats and remains in jail unable to make bail.
Washington pleaded guilty to Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License and drug charges earlier this year and sentenced to 9-23 months in prison on those charges. He also pleaded guilty to a burglary charge for an arrest earlier this year to which Washington was sentenced to 36 months probation.