A NIGHTMARE’S END (DNA may help solve brutal ’93 rape of Queens girl, 9)

Michael Jerome Brown, 44, was in prison for burglary in Maryland in 2003 when investigators found his DNA matched genetic material kept in a rape kit from a 1993 assault on a 9 year old girl.  The victim, who is now 21, was grabbed from behind and dragged to a Queens rooftop, where she was beaten with a brick and sexually assaulted.  Brown denies the charges.  He faces 8 1/3 to 25 years if he is convicted.

(New York)