Man sentenced in 1990 St. Roch rape case

Orleans Parish prosecutors have sentenced a man in a rape case nearly 25-years ago.

A judge sentenced 50-year-old Darrell Johnson on Monday. Johnson will spend 25-years behind bars.

In October of 1990, prosecutors say Johnson dragged a woman waiting for a bus into an abandoned Laundromat in the St. Rock neighborhood. Here, court documents state Johnson beat and raped the victim.

The victim could not identify her attacker, but DNA evidence later linked Johnson to the case.

After pleading guilty and in accordance to a plea agreement, Johnson was sentenced to a 25-year term of imprisonment. The sentence will be served without benefit of probation or parole.

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