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New Britain Man Arrested In 2012 Kidnapping

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Police have arrested a New Britain man on charges he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman last year.

Fernando Cruz is accused of kidnapping at knifepoint a 25-year-old woman on Dec. 5, 2012. Police say she reported she was seized from a New Britain street by a man driving a van.

Officers arrested the 28-year-old Cruz on Monday. Police say investigators used DNA to confirm Cruz as the suspect and also used a description furnished by the woman.

He was charged with sexual assault, kidnapping and threatening. Cruz was held on a $500,000 bond pending arraignment.

It was not known Friday if he’s represented by a lawyer.

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