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Suspect, living in California, arrested in 2001 Fayetteville rape case

Posted April 21

— Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department's Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit identified and prompted the arrest of a man living in Visalia, California in connection to a 2001 Fayetteville alleged rape.

Robert Isaac Delia, 34, was arrested March 29 by the United States Marshal's Violent Offender Task Forge for the Eastern District of California in connection to the case.

The alleged rape happened on Nov. 24, 2001, and the victim was kidnapped and raped in a parking lot near the intersection of Yadkin Road and Skibo Road.

Dellia arrived in Fayetteville Friday evening and was charged with second-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping. He was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he received a $250,000 secured bond.

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