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PD: Rape, Kidnapping of Hendersonville 12-Year-Old Solved Through DNA

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.-- Hendersonville Police announced the indictment of Lane Walter Edwards for the aggravated abduction and rape of a 12-year-old which occurred almost 30 years ago. 

March 31st, 1985 was when Edwards allegedly abducted the child from Shivel Drive and took the victim to the Centerpoint Rd area. There, he raped and left the victim. No suspect was ever arrested, but through DNA evidence, police were able to tie the crime to Edwards. 

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Edwards is already incarcerated with the Tennessee Department of Corrections on charges which include homicide in Bledsoe county. Both new charges can carry life prison sentences. His arrest record can be seen: HERE


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