Suspect with a History of Violence in Custody for Rape of an Unconscious Woman
Photo: Carl L Duncan
BERKELEY— A man with a history of violence is in trouble with the law for the second time this year. He allegedly raped an unconscious woman leading to his arrest last week.
Evidence matched against the FBI’s national DNA database implicated Carl L. Duncan, 23 of Oakland with the crime. Duncan is accused of drugging and raping a woman in her 20s.
The suspect and victim met in November 2019 at a bar and restaurant, near the University of California campus in Berkeley. The victim was intoxicated and passed out when she was raped.
The woman suspected that she had been raped when she woke up the following morning. An investigation was launched after she reported the incident to police, which recently implicated Duncan.
In a prepared statement on December 3 Berkeley police said. “Detectives were able to identify the suspect after obtaining a DNA match from evidence collected after the assault.”
The victim participated in forensic examination and male DNA was collected. The results of the analysis and DNA match were recently obtained by investigators.
Duncan was arrested 8:40 a.m. on December 1 at his residence. His charges are rape by use of drugs, and rape of an unconscious person. Pending a plea hearing on December 9, he remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.
On October 10, Duncan was arrested for battery and robbery and subsequently released from custody. He was on probation for a battery conviction in May 2019 and damaging a cell phone of a witness.
Duncan also has prior arrests for battery, domestic violence, kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, and rape.