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DNA leads to suspected molester's arrest, Boynton Beach police say

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 12:56:12-04

A man suspected of breaking into a Boynton Beach home and assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2015 has been tracked down and arrested, Boynton Beach police say.

The alleged victim reported the crime Sept. 23, 2015. She said a man with a knife broke into the residence, intended to rob it and ended up molesting her. She said during the encounter she struggled and thought she scratched him a few times.

After police arrived, investigators collected DNA evidence.

Results were later sent to a database to see if there was a match.

Several months later police said that they learned the DNA matched Frank Williams, an alias for Miguel Guzman.

In late 2016, police eventually found Guzman and obtained his DNA through a search warrant.

In April 2017 police said that they learned the sample from Guzman and the DNA recovered at the scene of the home invasion were a match.

The U.S. Marshal's South Florida Fugitive Task Force arrested Guzman Tuesday.

Police have charged him with burglary while armed and lewd or lascivious battery on a person under 16-years-old. He's being held without bond in the Palm Beach County Jail.