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Man arrested for unsolved 1995 sexual assault of a minor in Las Vegas

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Posted at 1:26 PM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 09:50:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it has arrested a man for an unsolved sexual assault case from 1995.

Police say on Nov. 29, 1995, a girl under the age of 16 was walking home from school when she was approached from behind by a man who sexually assaulted her.

The case turned cold, according to police, until DNA evidence collected after the attack found a match in a police database in 2019.

The DNA match came back to Matthew Laycock, police documents state, who was last known to be living as a transient in the valley.

Both LVMPD and Henderson police issued arrest warrants for Laycock.

On May 3, LVMPD officers located Laycock and arrested him on two counts of Sexual Assault Child Under 16.