DNA, cell phone lead to arrest in South Loop rape

DNA and a cellphone have led to an arrest in a South Loop rape case.

Bond is set at $2 million for Deontae Latham of Rockford.

The 19-year-old is charged with sexual assault, home invasion and robbery.

Police say he attacked a 56-year-old woman January 9th in the 1400-block of South Clark.

She was in her car in the driveway of her home.  Prosecutors say he tapped her window, showed a handgun, forced her in the back seat and raped her.

Police tracked him through DNA and a cellphone left in the car.

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