Southern California man charged with 1995 sex assaults

Authorities have charged a Southern California man with sexually assaulting a woman and two girls, including a 9-year-old, after identifying him through genealogical DNA.

Orange County prosecutors have charged Kevin Konther from Highland with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in 1995 as she walked home at night in Lake Forest.

He's also charged with the 1998 rape of a woman jogger in the same city. Both victims were dragged into bushes and attacked.

Konther's also charged with committing lewd acts against a 12-year-old acquaintance in 2002 and 2003.

He could face a potential life sentence if convicted. He remains jailed.

Investigators say they arrested Konther after using DNA techniques similar to those used to catch the suspected Golden State Killer.

 

Dawn Kamber