A North Carolina registered sex offender that was charged in a cold case rape of a pregnant Charlotte woman in 1981, has been released from prison after the judge reduced his bond from $150,000 to $5,000. Cold case rapes are generally solved by a recent hit in the DNA CODIS database, but the police do not state how the suspect was linked to this particular crime.
Another issue that may be plaguing this case is the statute of limitations. DNA and other forensic evidence hadn't been discovered back in 1981, including the proper packaging and securing of biological evidence.
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