Michael Labidou linked by DNA to a 2000 home invasion, sexual battery case

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Fourteen years after a brutal home invasion and sexual attack took place in Lake Worth, a Brockton, Massachusetts man has been charged with the crime.

The case was originally investigated by the Lake Worth Police in June of 2000.

The city is now patrolled by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

PBSO says that in 2000 more than two suspects wearing ski masks broke into a home in Lake Worth.

Deputies say that two victims were bound with duck tape and struck several times.

One of the victim was raped and the suspects threatened to kill the victims and their children according to investigators.

Deputies say that the suspects were about to shoot one of the victims when they heard a call pull into the driveway and fled.

DNA samples were taken in 2002 from the victim who was sexually battered.

The DNA samples were processed in 2003 and in 2013 the samples were connected to Michael Labidou by police in Massachusetts.

Deputies say that Labidou lived in Sunrise, Florida in 1999 and moved to West Palm Beach four days before the home invasion and rape occurred.

Labidou is being held in the Palm Beach County jail on charges stemming from the June 2000 attack.


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