Davie Police Makes Arrest in Sexual Battery Cold Case By Using DNA

The Davie Police Department said it has made an arrest in a sexual battery case from 2010 after using DNA to generate a composite sketch and determine his characteristics.

On Nov. 26, 2010, a 48-year-old woman was jogging on the Robbins Lodge property on Hiatus Road when a male jumped out and pulled her shirt over her head, dragged her away from a walkway and assaulted her, police said.

Authorities recovered DNA of the suspect from the body of the victim, which was submitted for analysis. There was no DNA match and the case went cold. Officials filed a "John Doe" warrant – the first in Florida – in the case.

After recently submitting the DNA to the Parabon company for a phenotype analysis, detectives received a composite and a characteristic sheet of the suspect from the company in December.

Davie police officers canvassed the area and identified a worker at Flamingo Gardens as a likely suspect. The man, who consented to a DNA analysis, was determined to have been living in the United States illegally, the DPD said.

U.S. Border Patrol then placed a hold on the Peruvian due to his immigration status. He is identified as 38-year-old Hugo Giron-Polanco.

There is a one in 400 billion chance that the suspect detained is not the man whose DNA was recovered in the sexual battery, police said.

The suspect will be transported to the Broward County Sheriff's Office's Main Jail.

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