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Fort Bragg Soldier Suspected In Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old

Posted October 5, 2001

— Spring Lake police say that they have evidence that a Fort Bragg soldier already in the custody of military police could be linked to the attempted abduction of a young girl.

Police say that Sgt. Michael David Reed tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his car while she waited for her father at the Southwinds Plaza Shopping Center parking lot in July.

Reed is charged in the sexual assault of an elderly woman at Fort Bragg on Sept. 20.

Fayetteville police say Reed is also a suspect in the kidnapping and rape of an 8-year-old girl from her school bus stop on August 22.

Now Fort Bragg police must determine whether more charges should be filed against Reed.

"While I can't speak for the other soldiers on Fort Bragg, I feel fairly confident that they would share that sentiment with me. We just want to see justice done," says Col. Roger King.

Fort Bragg officials say that they plan to file charges in the sexual assault and kidnapping of the 8-year-old girl. So far no charges have been filed in the Spring Lake incident.

Officials say that the connection to the three cases is Reed's 1988 black Chevrolet Beretta with red interior.

Reed is currently being held at Camp Lejeune.


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