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Cold case detectives make arrest in 1991 rape case

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Detectives with the Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit arrested a man they say was the second suspect involved in the abduction and rape of a victim on Beechnut Drive in August 1991.

41-year-old Vernon Lamont Wylie was arrested early Thursday morning.

During an interview with officers, Wylie made a complaint of chest pain. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says Wylie will be transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office upon his release from the hospital.

Wylie is charged with two counts 1st degree rape, two counts 1st degree sex offense, 1st degree kidnapping, and felony conspiracy.

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