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Airman charged with statutory rape

Posted September 23, 2013

— An airman at Fort Bragg Pope Air Field has been charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child, according to arrest records.

Vance Edward Hockaday, 23, who is assigned to the 43rd Airlift Group, was arrested Saturday. He is alleged to have engaged in intercourse with a 15-year-old girl last December.

Hockaday was being held Monday in the Cumberland County jail under a $50,000 bond.


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  • JEIAKC Sep 24, 2013

    While not condoning his actions, I'm sensing a false ID at play here. If that ends up being the case then the poor guy will get hurt for the rest of his life while she gets off with a mad mommy and daddy. Again, not condoning his actions, just would like to have more info before making a decision one way or the other. Yes, I'm well aware that this is a new and unique thing on this site.....

  • atotha2nd Sep 24, 2013

    "What a way to mess up your career...so sad!"

    Yes, he messed up his career. That's the sad part about this. Not the girl getting raped.

  • sunshine1040 Sep 23, 2013

    Mess up your life and that of a child but that is one thing you do not forget ever

  • Disabled Vet Sep 23, 2013

    Why such a low bond?

  • Ambygirl Sep 23, 2013

    I understand young girls today can look much older than they tell you or they appear, but guys today should make absolutely positively sure what they are getting into!!! Stupid is a stupid does!!

  • SFSOLDIER Sep 23, 2013

    15 WILL GET YOU 20!

  • Danny919 Sep 23, 2013

    What a way to mess up your career...so sad!