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New Orleans man charged with raping 11-year-old in 2000

1 week 4 days 23 hours ago Friday, November 08 2019 Nov 8, 2019 November 08, 2019 4:18 AM November 08, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Andre Reddic Image: New Orleans Police Dept. Facebook
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A now-40-year-old man is accused of raping an 11-year-old New Orleans girl nearly two decades ago.
  
A release from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says a grand jury on Thursday charged Andre Reddic with aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping. An aggravated rape conviction would carry a mandatory life sentence.
  
The girl told police two strangers harassed her, grabbed her, dragged her into a backyard and raped her at knifepoint on Sept. 11, 2000.
  
Prosecutors say DNA from the case was flagged in a federal database in 2004 as a likely match with Reddic's. They say a cheek swab confirmed the match in March.
  
District attorney's spokesman Ken Daley said he wasn't sure of Reddic's hometown or whether he had an attorney.
  
The second alleged assailant has not been identified.

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