A man recently sentenced to 66 years in prison for a 2013 attack on a woman in Sacramento, California, was indicted by a Jefferson Parish grand jury Thursday in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Metairie almost 20 years ago.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was alerted in early 2013 to a potential DNA match between Kevin Andre Brown, now 52, and a swab from a woman who told police in June 1997 that she had been raped at knifepoint in a wooded area in the 1700 block of Shrewsbury Road in Metairie.
Brown was arrested after a brutal attack on a 55-year-old female relative in Sacramento in January 2013, and the DNA match was confirmed three months later, according to the Jefferson Parish arrest report.
Jefferson Parish authorities pursued further testing in the event Brown was freed or escaped, though he was eventually convicted of the Sacramento assault.
On Jan. 11, 2013, Brown choked his relative until she lost consciousness, authorities said. He then bound her hands and feet with a phone cord and duct tape, took her ATM card and used her car to withdraw money from her bank.
Returning to the house, he smoked crack and sexually assaulted the woman for almost seven hours before fleeing, according to the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office.
Brown then drove the victim’s car to Los Angeles, where he was arrested.
Brown was convicted by a Sacramento jury in November 2015 of three counts of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible rape, false imprisonment, sexual battery, robbery and vehicle theft. He was sentenced to 66 years in January.
Brown was indicted by the Jefferson Parish grand jury for aggravated rape, which carries a sentence of mandatory life in prison. It is not clear when he might be extradited to Jefferson Parish.