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Serial rape suspect linked to decades-old crimes through genealogy, DNA, officials say

A man wanted in a series of "horrific" decades-old sexual assaults in Northern California which arrested based on a combination of DNA testing and genetic profiling, said Monday.

Mark Manteuffel, 59, What arrested Friday in Decatur, Georgia. He worked for decades in the federal Bureau of Prisons and Criminal Justice Lecturer at California State University, Sacramento.

Manteuffel retired in 2014 as an administrator at a correctional facility in Miami, Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said.

Sacramento County Attorney's Office Mark Manteuffel, 59, faces charges and torture, in connection with assault in Sacramento, Sacramento County and Davis. Sacramento County District Attorney's Office [19659006

Last year, authorities used the free, open-source site GEDmatch to arrest world of Northern California – Joseph James DeAngelo, the so-called "Golden State Killer." [19659002] Authorities in Sacramento declined to say Monday, October 19, 1964.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said: Manteuffel faces multiple charges of rape, torture and other crimes.

In one attack, a 22-year-old woman was grabbed while jogging in the city of Davis, said Yolo County District attorney Jeff Reisig.

"He Teases her and dragged her away, where he committed monstrous crimes, "Isaac said.

In other alleged assaults in the city and county of Sacramento, a man waited for women to come home, then attacked them.

The assailant was never caught, but in the days before the statute California's first-ever warrant for arrest using DNA evidence to establish a suspect's identity – and preserve the possibility of that arrest, Schubert said. [19659002] "For 19 years we waited to put a face to that DNA profile," she said. "For the victims of this case, they have sexually assaulted them."

Then, last year, Schubert said, "the latest and perhaps greatest" advancement in law enforcement technology – the use of investigative genealogy.

Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News, based on in California.

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