State College police say they’ve solved a 26-year-old rape case, with an arrest Tuesday morning of a Mifflin County man.
Scott R. Williams is facing eight charges including rape and aggravated assault.
Police made Tuesday’s arrest through using DNA evidence that they say Williams left at the crime scene.
It was May of 1995, during early morning hours, when a Penn State student was walking home on South Pugh Street in State College.
Police say Williams hit her from behind, and then dragged her to a nearby flower bed, and raped her.
According to police, her skull was cracked as she was repeatedly beaten.
Williams is also accused of stealing her purse and other items.
She was due to graduate from Penn State the next day.
Police say two forensic labs identified Williams as the suspect through the DNA evidence.
His bail has been set at $500,000 with a preliminary hearing scheduled next week.