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A New York taxi driver who allegedly raped a passenger in 1996 was charged 25 years later.
Danny Stewart 58, reportedly picked up, brandished and raped the 23-year-old victim while working in Jamaica, Queens, on September 15, 1996, said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.
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“Justice is not always immediate, but a victim’s suffering deserves to be ended,” said Katz.
Katz said her office ultimately solved the crime using DNA technology “that was not previously available”.
Stewart’s DNA was used as evidence and eventually added to the New York State Criminal DNA database system.
According to prosecutors, Stewart’s DNA swab test matched the test kit’s DNA
The 25-year wait for final charges makes the case the longest-running s*xual assault leading to charges in Queens history, Katz’s office said.
Stewart, who lives in Manhattan, was tried in the Queens Supreme Court Thursday and faces a prison sentence of up to 25 years if convicted. His next court date is June 15th.