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Former Fort Bragg soldier charged with statutory rape

Posted January 28, 2015

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— A former Fort Bragg solider was arrested and charged Wednesday with having a three-year relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

James Alan Luna, 31, formerly of the 100 block of Wolfpoint Drive in Fayetteville, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in a hotel parking lot in Lake Charles, La., the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

Luna was held in the Calcasieu Parish Detention Center in Lake Charles without bond Tuesday and is awaiting extradition to Cumberland County, where he will face charges that include four counts of statutory rape and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Luna allegedly had sexual relations with the girl since she was 13-years-old, the sheriff's office said. The girl "reportedly suffered mental and emotional distress as a result of Luna's inappropriate behavior," the agency said in a statement.

The encounters began in October 2011 in the girl's home but she did not report them until April 2014, the department said. By then, Luna was living in Jacksonville, Fla.

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  • laceybcarpenter2u Jan 29, 2015

    Awesome example you are setting for peers. Yet another fine young white man.

  • Brandi Gaenzle Jan 29, 2015
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    Where were her parents? How does a man of this age get away with this for 3 years. Starting when shes 13 years old. How did her parents not know. Did they not know where their daughter was or what she was doing at the age of 13?? ridiculous!! COME ON parents! Keep a tab on your children.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 28, 2015

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    That has WHAT to do with this story exactly???
    And since we're getting off-topic, so do male teachers and coaches and babysitters and...
    But if they all decided to play in the street among traffic, would you do so also???
    smh

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 28, 2015

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    AMEN!!!

  • Rachael Garner Jan 28, 2015
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    And? It's not right when they do it either.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jan 28, 2015

    Female teachers do this all the time...what's the story here?

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 28, 2015

    And her parents were where while this was going on???