could not breathe, according to an affidavit to arrest.
“The statements provided by the female victim in Minneapolis, Minnesota and [the Coral Springs woman’s] sworn statement establish the defendant’s pattern of behavior and predatory nature,” an arrest warrant said.
For the Minnesota rape, committed on Dec. 15, 1987, Montana was sentenced to five years in prison.
This week Montana was extradited to South Florida to answer to the local allegations.
Montana went before a Broward County judge on Thursday, who ordered that he be jailed without bond on two counts of sexual battery with a weapon.
Tests conducted by the Broward Sheriff’s crime lab in 1987 on a sanitary product the 27-year- old Coral Springs woman was wearing during the rape showed that semen was present, the warrant said.
But “DNA was not tested in 1987,” according to the warrant. “At that time, no further investigative leads or suspect information was developed and the case was subsequently closed.”
In March of this year, the “cold case” was reopened and DNA tests were performed.
The tampon that had been in evidence for 31 years yielded a DNA profile. According to the warrant, it was a match with a man named Frank Cruz — one of nine aliases used by Montana.
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