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Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape of minors

Posted January 16, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015

Travis Eugene Hester
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— A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of having sex with two 13-year-old girls in Fayetteville.

Travis Eugene Hester, 25, was arrested by U.S. marshals and brought back from Italy. Hester is accused of having sex with the girls on multiple occasions between June and August of last year.

Hester is charged with 12 counts of statutory rape and 12 counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.


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