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Florida man serving life charged in 2 30-year-old rape cases

October 30, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who is serving a life sentence in Florida for sex crimes has been charged in Tennessee with two rapes from more than 30 years ago.

The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Tuesday that 54-year-old Jimmy Love has been extradited to Memphis from the Hardee Correctional Institution in Bowling Green, Florida.

Prosecutors say DNA evidence matched Love to the 1986 rape of a 21-year-old woman in the Raleigh neighborhood in Memphis. Prosecutors say his DNA also linked him to a rape in Memphis in 1987.

Indictments were handed down in 2015 and 2018. By law, they remained secret until he was brought to Memphis.

Love had been an inmate in Florida since he was convicted of sex crimes, assaults and other offenses in 1994.