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William Clark biography: 10 things about Ashburn, Virginia man

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William Clark is a white man from Virginia, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

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  1. He lives in Ashburn,  Loudoun County, Virginia.
  2. He previously lived in Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia.
  3. He is married with children.
  4. While living in Herndon, he allegedly pretended to be radio host Don Geronimo, then 28, lured a girl, then 14, to a radio station in Fairfax, Virginia, drove her to a wooden area and raped her there on March 6, 1987. He had no connection with the radio station or radio industry and was not a suspect at the time of the rape. Over the decades, more than 70 suspects were identified but eliminated. In April 2021, forensic evidence from the crime scene was sent to the Marshall University Forensic Science Center in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.
  5. On January 3, 2022, he was identified as a strong person of interest through genetic genealogy research using information collected on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing sites Gedmatch and FamilytreeDNA.
  6. In February 2022, police obtained a DNA sample from him and the sample was sent to a lab. Parabon NanoLabs chief genetic genealogist CeCe Moore identified his distant relatives and reconstructed his family tree using newspapers, census records, birth certificates, marriage licenses and social media.
  7. On April 14, 2022, police learned that the DNA sample collected from him matched the DNA preserved in the March 6, 1987 case. 
  8. On April 18, 2022, he was arrested in connection to the abduction and sexual assault of the 14-year-old girl in Fairfax on March 6, 1987. He was charged with rape, abduction with the intention to defile and attempted forcible sodomy and booked into the Fairfax County Detention Center in Fairfax without bond.
  9. He was 59 years old when he was arrested on April 18, 2022.
  10. He will appear in court on July 8, 2022.
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