Prisoner Is Charged With Rape In Coos Bay Cold Case

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th March NewsDNAPeter Shiannarape
A California prison inmate has been charged in a Coos Bay rape that occurred more than six years ago. The World newspaper reports (http://is.gd/FW2Jxi ) that 43-year-old Peter Shianna was lodged in the Coos County Jail and faces charges of rape and sexual abuse. Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Monson said a woman reported being raped on Christmas Eve 2007. The alleged attack occurred behind a Fred Meyer store. The woman had met the man on a bus, but could not identify him. The case went cold until a forensic lab contacted Coos Bay police last year to say they had gotten a DNA hit from a California inmate serving time for a similar offense. Monson says Shianna contends the encounter was consensual.

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