The assaults occurred between June 2009 and November 2010, often during home invasions, Fayetteville police detective Robert DeShields said.
Johnnie B. Green, 45, was recently served an outstanding warrant for a robbery from the 1990s, DeShields said. Greens DNA taken during his arrest matched DNA in the cold cases.
Green has been charged with 14 counts of rape, 21 counts of sexual offense, five counts of kidnapping, seven counts of burglary, two counts of breaking and entering and seven counts of robbery.
Fayetteville police about one week ago sent to a lab a DNA sample, which was linked to sexual assaults in 2009 and 2010, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said during a press conference Tuesday morning.
Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins said that, while the investigation is still open, Green could be connected to 13 sexual assault cases in Cumberland County, including in Hope Mills.
Attorney General Josh Stein said Tuesday that, as of last year, 15,000 sexual assault kits were untested throughout the state, but none are currently in Cumberland County.
Anyone with information about the crimes or anyone who needs to report an incident related to Green can contact DeShields at 910-433-1856 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).
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