A 31-year-old man was convicted of aggravated rape Monday stemming from a 2005 attack on a Frayser woman, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury took just 20 minutes to return its verdict against Timothy Lindsey, aka Timothy Edwards, whose DNA linked him to the crime in 2015. He faces 15 to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced next month by Judge Chris Craft.
The incident occurred the morning of March 31, 2005, when Lindsey broke into the woman’s home on Overton Crossing and raped her at gunpoint.
Evidence from a sexual assault kit was tested in 2013, uploaded into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and a match was obtained two years later.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Abby Wallace of the DA’s Special Victims Unit which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.