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DNA order leads to sex assault arrest

A recent court-imposed DNA order led Calgary police to make an arrestin a four-year-old violent sex assault case and police believe therecould be more victims.

A recent court-imposed DNA order led Calgary police to make an arrest in a four-year-old violent sex assault case and police believe there could be more victims.

Police arrested Hector Santos, 38, in connection with the 2005 incident in which a 46-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted and brought to a second location where she was sexually assaulted again, according to Staff Sgt. Guy Baker.

“We know for a fact sex assaults are very under-reported … and certainly anyone that has been a possible victim by this individual should contact us,” Baker said. “It’s very possible.”

Santos was charged and convicted in April 2009 with sexual interference with a child and served time for those charges and released with conditions he stay away from places with small children residing.

He was also ordered to give his DNA, which led to his arrest on Sept. 10.

“As a member of the public, I would say it’s a huge relief for all of us,” Baker said of the arrest.

“I don’t want to say this is unique but certainly concerning for us … and alarming for the public.”

Santos will be held in custody until his next court appearance Sept. 18.

 
 
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