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St. Paul boy charged with two rape cases

By Jennie Wander

A 16-year-old St. Paul boy was charged with two rape cases on Thursday.

Joshua Lamar Smith was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in juvenile court, Pioneer Press said.

After giving a voluntary DNA sample when questioned about a September rape, Smith was connected to another rape New Years Day as well, Kare 11 said.

When questioned by police, Smith denied having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl in September, Pioneer Press said.