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DNA links PHX man to 2016 sexual assault of intoxicated 16-year-old, per PD

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 16:45:33-04

PHOENIX — DNA has linked a Phoenix man to a party where he allegedly gave alcohol to underage girls and sexually assaulted one of them.

Phoenix police report that Wednesday afternoon they arrested 28-year-old Johnny Uribe near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road.

Court documents show that DNA linked Uribe to a 16-year-old victim who was heavily intoxicated and passed out when he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

In March of 2016, Uribe reportedly invited the girl and her younger cousin to a party at his home where they were given alcohol shots and marijuana. At one point during the party, Uribe allegedly took the girl to his room and raped her.

When the victim's cousin checked on her, she found the victim unresponsive and partially undressed. The girls walked to a nearby restaurant where they called the police.

Police say at the time the victim was so intoxicated she could not converse with them.

Her cousin told police what had happened. When police later contacted the victim at the hospital, she remembered Uribe carrying her to a bedroom, but didn't remember anything else until she woke up at the hospital.

When questioned, Uribe allegedly denied knowing anything about the party or even knowing the girls. Police say Uribe was eager to give a DNA sample "to prove nothing happened."

Those DNA samples recently came back and linked Uribe to the crime. He was arrested for sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Uribe is being held on a $100,000 bond.