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12-year-old DNA sample lands arrest in cold case

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A DNA sample obtained after an alleged sexual assault over twelve years ago has lead police to the positive identification of a suspect in the case.

According to Sergeant Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department, Horry County Police Detectives collected a DNA sample of a suspect from a sexual assault on Sep. 3, 1998.

Over 12 years ago police responded to a fielded area on Ronald McNair Blvd. in Myrtle Beach where they found a female victim who had been sexually assaulted at knifepoint by an unknown black, male suspect.

Authorities ran the DNA sample through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), and came up with no matches within the system. Detectives continued their investigation into the incident, but, eventually the case grew cold.

On Dec. 17 of last year, the HCPD received notification that a positive match to their decade old DNA sample had been found. Authorities say the sample belongs to a prisoner who was taken into custody on unrelated charges in Bennettsville, SC.

The DNA was further analyzed and determined to be a positive match for Raphel Burroughs, 56, of Myrtle Beach.

Burroughs has been charged with criminal sexual conduct first degree and is currently in custody in Bennettsville.

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