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Fayetteville man arrested in sexual assault of 13-year-old

Posted June 27

Mario Deshawn Cotton, 28, of the 900 block of Rochester Drive was charged with two counts of statutory rape by an adult and second-degree kidnapping.
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— A Fayetteville man was arrested Monday in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Mario Deshawn Cotton, 28, of the 900 block of Rochester Drive was charged with two counts of statutory rape by an adult and second-degree kidnapping.

Authorities said the charges stem from an incident Sunday involving a 13-year-old who was an acquaintance of Cotton.

Cotton was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond.

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