PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- A sexual assault case in Pasadena that remained unsolved for 22 years is now closed after a man linked to the crime was arrested.
David Mario Perez, 45, was arrested Monday by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Group at about 2:30 p.m. in Pasadena.
Investigators said Perez sexually assaulted an 8-year-old in September 1999 and believe he could be linked to several more sex assault cases involving minors.
Detectives said a separate incident involved a 15-year-old and another involved a 16-year-old. All of them happened in the same month in 1999.
It was DNA evidence that led detectives to Perez. A warrant for each of the other two cases are pending, authorities said.