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Woman who identified predator in 1953 may finally get reward

The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of issuing a $3,000 reward that had been denied to the woman.
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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut legislators are moving closer to making amends with a Hartford woman who helped in the arrest and conviction of a man nearly 70 years ago.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of issuing a $3,000 reward that had been denied to the woman. 

She said she had been sexually assaulted by the man as a teenager in 1953, but police did not take her seriously. It wasn't until an 11-year-old was raped and killed weeks later that police used her tip to arrest Robert Nelson Malm.

The governor had issued a reward, but the woman was told “she had done her civic duty and that should be enough.” 

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