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Man guilty in 2000 assault sentenced to 15 years

Saturday - 1/14/2012, 8:56am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the assault of a woman in 2000.

Thirty-three-year-old Dewayne Jones of Washington was sentenced Friday. He had pleaded guilty in November to assault with a dangerous weapon and attempted first-degree sexual abuse.

According to government evidence, on Sept. 25, 2000, two women walking in Northeast were accosted by Jones, who had a gun. He told one woman to leave and forced the other woman into an alley, where he assaulted her.

In 2006, the victim's sexual assault kit was sent to a DNA lab for analysis. In 2010, Metropolitan police received information that led them to Jones.

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