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Fort Bragg soldier accused of kidnapping, raping date

Posted May 14, 2014

Corry Brooks

— A Fort Bragg soldier faces several charges, including first-degree rape, after the Lee County's Sheriff's Office says he allegedly kidnapped a woman with whom he was on a date and forced her to have sex with him.

Sgt. 1st Class Corry Paul Brooks, 34, of 602 Oak Leaf Road, Sanford, was arrested Tuesday on the rape charge, as well as charges of first-degree kidnapping, felonious assault by strangulation, felonious assault inflicting serious bodily injury and interfering with 911 communications.

He was in the Lee County jail Wednesday morning under a $350,000 bond.

The woman told investigators that she was at Brooks' home when he became "enraged" after she resisted his advances and that he took her cellphone when she ran into a bathroom to call 911.

Lee County authorities received a 911 call from a cellphone shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday from the woman but said the line was disconnected. Emergency workers were unable to call back the number, and deputies responding to an area where the number was traced found no problems.

Investigators say the woman reported that Brooks took her cellphone, forced her into his car and then took her to a dead-end road in Hoke County, where he raped her.

At one point, the woman told authorities, she jumped out of the car window but was forced back inside.

Brooks allegedly took the woman home, where she called 911 again. She was treated for a broken arm at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

A spokeswoman for Fort Bragg said Brooks is a tactical and technical explosives experts assigned to the 192D Ordnance Battalion. He joined the Army in 2002 and was assigned to Fort Bragg is October 2010.


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  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 15, 2014

    Prayers for his victim.
    If he did this, this guy is no "soldier". If he were, he'd know his FIRST mission is to protect innocents, including this woman.
    If he's guilty, drum him out of the military with a Dishonorable Discharge, cause if he'd do this stateside, he'd most likely do worse overseas, and the US doesn't need soldiers like that.

  • dwr1964 May 15, 2014

    This man has gone from a long career and possibly a really good retirement, to possibly dying in prison. And all of this for the sake of having sex? It just makes no sense.