A man wanted in a Pittsburgh rape from 1992 has been arrested in New York.
Members of a New York-New Jersey fugitive task force found Arthur Fryar, 61, about 6 a.m. at a home in the 1400 block of Prospect Place in Brooklyn, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Pittsburgh sex assault detective Aprill-Noelle Campbell wrote in a criminal complaint that she was contacted in April by a friend of the victim and agreed to reopen the case, evidence from which was still being stored in the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.
The medical examiner's office ran DNA samples from the case and learned in July that the samples matched Mr. Fryar's DNA, according to the complaint. Mr. Fryar, also known as Butch Johnson, had submitted his DNA after he was involved in an unrelated case.
Police records indicate that a 32-year-old woman said a man forced his way into her Shadyside home on Nov. 4, 1992, choked her, raped her and ran away.
The woman told Detective Campbell that she was renting a studio apartment and a man with a "trusting face" and a clipboard came to her door and said he was collecting money for an organization.
When she told the man no one was available to help him, his demeanor changed and he forced his way inside, according to the complaint.
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