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Fayetteville police: Soldier charged in connection with May rape

Posted September 21

Christian Taylor Benoit, of Fort Bragg, is charged with first-degree forcible rape and first-degree forcible sex offense. Authorities say Benoit knew the victim.
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— Fayetteville police have charged a 22-year-old soldier in connection with a rape reported to authorities in May.

Christian Taylor Benoit, of Fort Bragg, is charged with first-degree forcible rape and first-degree forcible sex offense. Authorities say Benoit knew the victim.

Benoit was released from the Cumberland County jail after posting a $25,000 secured bond. Benoit is stationed at Fort Bragg and is assigned to the 16th Military Police Brigade, officials said.

No other information about the investigation has been released.

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