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Montello man charged after DNA links him to crime scene

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LAKE DELTON (WKOW) -- A Montello man is charged with burglary and sexual assault after police found his fingerprints and DNA on a window at the crime scene.

A criminal complaint says in November 2012, 26-year old Brian Zink broke into a woman's Lake Delton apartment, stole nearly $1,000 in cash and assaulted her before leaving the scene.

The Sauk County District Attorney's office filed charges against Zink earlier this week.

The complaint says the victim told officers she was taking a bath when someone turned the light off in her bathroom. She says Zink then touched her sexually and put his hand over her mouth.

She was able to push him away and he allegedly escaped with $100 from a greeting card and another $863 dollars from her purse.

During their investigation, police say they found a palm print on a railing where Zink had placed his hands when he jumped off the balcony, and also a dried white fluid that investigators suspected to be semen.

In December, the State Crime Lab reported the prints matched those of Zink, and last month, authorities obtained a search warrant to take DNA samples from Zink, who was in the Columbia County Jail on other charges.

They say lab tests then confirmed his DNA matched the white substance that was found at the scene.

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