DECATUR, GA — A Decatur man was arrested Friday on charges that he violently raped three California women between 1992 and 1994. On Monday, Sacramento, California officials said Mark Manteuffel, 59, was arrested on three counts of rape, two counts of torture with the use of a knife and one count of sodomy. Authorities said Mantueffel was linked to the crimes by DNA evidence.

“The message should be clear: If you committed a violent crime in this community and you left your DNA, you can expect that we’re going to try to solve that crime, bring you to justice,” said Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert in a news conference carried by Fox 40.

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