BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Baker man has been indicted in the kidnappings and rapes of a 22-year-old woman on July 27, and a 14-year-old girl in 2000.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/P4Ly6v ) Michael A. Rushing was booked July 28 in the most recent incident; and Aug. 6 in the 2000 case. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office officials have said Rushing was linked to the older case through a DNA match.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Rushing Wednesday with forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping in the 2000 incident, and aggravated rape and second-degree kidnapping in the recent incident.
In Louisiana, an aggravated rape conviction carries an automatic sentence of life in prison. Forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping each carry sentences of five to 40 years in prison.
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