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Man charged in 2006 Fayetteville rape case

Posted March 15
Updated March 16

— Fayetteville police have charged a man in connection with a cold case rape investigation that occurred on Aug. 26, 2006.

Keith Devon Manuel, 40, has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. The incident took place at the victim's home in Fayetteville after Manuel broke in while the victim was home.

Manuel was already serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Jessica Morgan and the murder of Alfreda S. Jones, which were investigated by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, police said.

Anyone with information concerning the sexual assault case more than five years old is asked to contact Detective J. Benazziwith the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-257-3668 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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