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Sexual Assault Cold Case detectives have charged Antwan Kirkland, 45, for his involvement in a 26 year old sexual assault cold case

On May 30,1992, a 19-year-old and 20-year-old victim were leaving the Charlotte area and accepted directions from two unknown males who got into their vehicle.

The victims were directed to the 4600 block of Cheviot Road where they were robbed of their jewelry at gunpoint and sexually assaulted.

The victims were treated at Carolinas Medical Center and sexual assault kits were completed. The sexual assault kits were initially tested in 1992, and additional testing was completed on them in 2018 as a part of a federal grant CMPD received.

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DNA evidence confirmed Antwan as the suspect.

On February 6, 2019, officers with the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Antwan without incident.

Antwan is charged with two counts of 1st degree Rape, four counts of 1st degree Sex Offense, two counts of 1st degree Kidnapping, and two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.