PALM BEACH, FL – According to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Noel Morales Medina for Sexual Battery AND Burglary in regards to a 1999 case in which a Sexual Assault Kit was processed as a result of recent legislation, SB636.
On August 25, 1999, a victim reported being sexual assaulted by an unknown white male. On August 22, 2017, a search of the CODIS DNA database resulted in an investigative lead for the suspect, Noel Morales Medina, 34.
On September 23, 2019, an arrest warrant was requested, approved and signed by the Honorable Judge Carolyn Bell. On September 27, 2019, Noel Morales Medina was located by the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested and taken into custody in Mayfield, Kentucky. On October 26, 2019, Medina was returned to Palm Beach County and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.
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Medina was charged with Sexual Assault with a weapon or force to a victim 12 years old or older. He was also charged with burglary with assault or battery and was booked into the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center.
On October 18, 2019, Noel K. Bango was located and arrest by the Deptford New Jersey Police Department in another conclusion to Senate Bill 636. The warrant was regarding a 1992 case in Palm Beach County which a sexual assault kit was processed, also as a result of SB636.
Charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.