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SAN DIEGO CA Dec 28 2012 — A 44-year-old man arrested in an October rape case, then released, has been jailed again, suspected now of sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper, San Diego police said Wednesday.
Christopher Stevens was arrested at the Vagabond Inn in Mission Valley on Monday, hours after crime lab technicians linked him to DNA from both crime scenes, police Lt. Anastasia Smith said.
Stevens was jailed on new charges of attempted murder, forcible rape, assault and false imprisonment.
In the most recent case, a 54-year-old woman had just finished cleaning a vacant room Friday at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Sports Arena Boulevard when a man confronted her and forced her back inside, Smith said.
The woman fought back as she was beaten and raped, Smith said. Her attacker then left, and the woman called 911 about 1:20 p.m. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Smith said crime lab personnel analyzed DNA evidence in the hotel room and found it matched other DNA from a sexual assault case at Hourglass Field Community Park in Miramar on Oct. 9.
Late that night, a woman was walking through the park and was assaulted by a man she knew, identified as Stevens, Smith said. Stevens was arrested on Oct. 13 and jailed.
The District Attorney’s Office did not file charges against Stevens and he was released, office spokesman Steve Walker said. He said prosecutors are barred legally from filing charges if they aren’t sure the case can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Stevens will be arraigned on Friday, Walker said. He did not say whether Stevens would be charged in both cases.