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Jason Davies sentenced up to 12 years for 2004 rape in Wilson

EASTON, Pa. - Jason Davies will spend six to 12 years in state prison after standing trial for a rape that occurred in Northampton County in 2004.

The judge will determine at a later date if Davies should be classified as a sexual predator. 

The now 42-year-old of Easton was accused of raping a woman in Wilson Borough.

The woman in Wilson reported the rape to police on Aug. 30, 2004 in the 2300 block of 3rd Street. She said she awoke to a man telling her not to scream or he would kill her, police said.

The man fled the scene and the woman was taken to the hospital for a sexual assault examination, police said.

A break in the case came after Davies submitted to a DNA test as part of his prosecution on a separate sexual assault charge in Warren County. Prosecutors in Warren County arrested Davies in February 2014 for the sexual assault of a young girl in Washington Borough sometime between May 2005 and September 2006. The victim in this case, who was 7 or 8 years old at the time of the assault, came forward with information about the crime years later, prosecutors said. 

In November of 2014, Wilson Police were told there may be a match for the DNA in the 2004 rape, police said. Wilson Police then got Davies to agree to give them a DNA sample in April 2015, which subsequently came back as a match for the suspect in the 2004 rape, according to police. 

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