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Bragg soldier accused of trying to rape Facebook friend

Posted May 13, 2011

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— Raeford police have accused a Fort Bragg soldier of trying to rape a high school friend he became reacquainted with on Facebook.

Pfc. Glenn Allen Young Jr., 23, of the 100 block of Crambrook Court, surrendered to police Tuesday to face one count of attempted second-degree rape. He was released from jail after posting $10,000 bail.

Detective Jose Garcia said that Young came over to the victim's house after they became friends on Facebook.

Young became sexually aggressive, and when the victim pushed him away, he pinned her down and tried to rip off her clothes, the detective said. She managed to get away and run toward the door, prompting Young to flee.

Garcia said the victim was not physically harmed and has sought help from a local domestic violence counseling center.

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  • scot30 May 13, 2011

    "Theyve just become facebook friends and she immediately invites him over to her place???? Hmmmm What were her intentions? Tea?..." - AX

    "These desperate young girls and some women too, inviting unknown men they do not even know nothing about into their home...." - wildcat

    AX, wildcat, and others making comments like these...it's obvious none of you read the entire story. These two already knew each other from high school a few years ago, and they reconnected on Facebook. They weren't new friends, and she didn't invite someone over that she had just met. There was no way for her to know he had turned into a rapist since she last saw him in high school.

  • wildcat May 13, 2011

    thanks for allowing my comments.

  • Scubagirl May 13, 2011

    ALL of the social media sites are what you make them and what you allow them to become. Just look what happened to Golo over the last few months. No one would have initially thought it would go to the depths it did, but it went there. I have no issues w/ Facebook, and agree it is not the problem. Sorry this girl had problems, the blame lies w/ the soldier-NO still means NO regardless of where you meet or got reaquainted.

  • wildcat May 13, 2011

    comments please?

  • wildcat May 13, 2011

    ............FaceBook is not a cesspool.......it's what you make of it and friends you choose........

    Facebook is a great social place. But never invite an unknown person to your home that you know nothing about. You are seriously asking for trouble. What about meeting in a public place if your just have to meet said person.

  • scot30 May 13, 2011

    People on here who are putting Facebook down are totally clueless. These two were old high school friends who happened to reconnect on Facebook. They could have run into each other and reconnected anywhere...in a supermarket, post office, bar, church, or anywhere else. The same thing probably would have happened no matter where they met. Facebook had nothing to do with the soldier being a rapist.

  • kikinc May 13, 2011

    The only reason Facebook was put in the title was to draw readers. This has nothing to do with Facebook. What if they had met and got reacquainted at the mall? Would that be in the title? I think now.

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom May 13, 2011

    facebook is destroying the social fabric of the world-USMCASA

    REALLY? FACEBOOK TRIED TO RAPE HER??? UM NO, HE HAD HIS MIND SET ON SOMETHING, AND WASN'T GONNA STOP. THEY COULD HAVE REAQUAINTED THRU THE PHONE, U GONNA BLAME THE PHONE???

  • readme May 13, 2011

    This incident has nothing to do with facebook, and there was absolutely no reason to mention the company in the title. Maybe, and this is a stretch, if could be in the text of the article to describe how they met. Come on WRAL, this is bad journalism.

  • lovesanimals May 13, 2011

    I totally agree with NCwhisperer

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