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Man accused of raping 12-year-old girl

Posted April 27, 2009 8:20 p.m. EDT

— Authorities charged a 23-year-old Seven Springs man with first-degree rape in the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.

A 911 caller reported the alleged sexual assault to the Lenoir County Sherrif's Office around 9:40 p.m. last Wednesday. Detective Chris Cahoon investigated and obtained an arrest warrant for Jose Luiz Gomez in the case.

Wayne County sheriff's deputies arrested Gomez during a traffic stop Friday.

Gomez was being held in the Lenoir County Jail under a $50,000 bond early Monday.