Rape arrest

DNA testing leads to an arrest in a year old Jefferson County rape case.

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Jessie Lee Roberts on a charge of 1st Degree Rape. Deputies say the testing by the state Forensics Testing Lab shows Roberts raped a 35-year-old woman in April 2008.

Investigators say the woman was raped at gunpoint. After the DNA match, the victim identified Roberts as the suspect.

Deputies say Roberts posted a $50,000 bond but has since been turned over to Federal Authorities on unrelated charges.