Posted: Oct 25, 2012 7:59 AM by AP
Updated: Oct 25, 2012 8:20 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Baker man has been indicted in the kidnappings and rapes of a 22-year-old woman on July 27 and a 14-year-old girl in 2000.
The Advocate reports Michael A. Rushing was booked July 28 in the most recent incident; and Aug. 6 in the 2000 case. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office officials have said Rushing was linked to the older case through a DNA match.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Rushing Wednesday with forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping in the 2000 incident, and aggravated rape and second-degree kidnapping in the recent incident.
In Louisiana, an aggravated rape conviction carries an automatic sentence of life in prison. Forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping each carry sentences of five to 40years in prison.