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BLOOMINGTON - A 16-year-old Bloomington boy was ordered to provide a DNA sample Friday to prosecutors who have charged the youth with beating and raping a woman in her apartment.

Yarii A. Massey of Valley View Circle is accused in the May 26 sexual assault of a woman and numerous break-ins of homes.

McLean County First Assistant State's Attorney Kim Campbell requested a court order allowing jail officials to use a swab to take the sample from Massey. She told Judge Scott Drazewski the teenager refused to provide a DNA sample to authorities in an earlier criminal case unrelated to the sexual assault case.

"When the juvenile court ordered him to provide the sample, he refused to do it," Campbell said after Massey's arraignment.

Drazewski gave juvenile detention staff "authority to secure the DNA sample by whatever means are appropriate" within Massey's constitutional rights.

Massey pleaded innocent to six counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and three counts of residential burglary. Four of the assault counts were the result of grand jury indictments this week.

Drazewski told Massey that each of the Class X sexual assault charges carries a prison term of from six to 30 years.

Two of the sexual assault counts involve what Campbell termed "separate and distinct acts" stemming from the same incident. A conviction on those counts could mean a consecutive jail term to any other prison sentence.

Convictions on the burglary counts could mean a maximum prison term of 15 years.

Massey is accused of stealing electronics, cash, key rings and condoms during break-ins of two homes before the rape. Charges state that he beat and raped a woman during the third break-in. He was arrested in the woman's car on Oak Park Lane.

Massey remains jailed in the county's juvenile facility in lieu of $100,000.

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