CHANDLER, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Police say they've arrested a man in connection to two sexual assaults that happened over 20 years ago in Chandler.
According to the Chandler Police Department, 43-year-old Adan Lopez-Perez, a Mexican national, has been arrested in connection to two sexual assaults that happened in 1997.
Police say a 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a Hispanic man in September of 1997 at Hoopes Park near Alma School and Warner Roads.
Ten days later, an 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside her home near Arizona Avenue and Knox Road.
Five years later, police learned the DNA profiles in both assaults matched the same suspect.
In April of this year, the DNA was found to match Lopez-Perez who was in federal custody on a charge of unlawful entry into the United States.
Lopez-Perez lived in Chandler in 1997 and while in custody, federal law required him to provide a DNA sample.
Lopez-Perez was arrested in connection to the sexual assaults and booked into jail on five counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual abuse, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping and one count of burglary.