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Officials: Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape of fellow soldier

Posted April 30, 2016 11:54 a.m. EDT
Updated April 30, 2016 7:42 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police on Friday arrested and charged a 26-year-old Fort Bragg soldier with the kidnapping and rape of a soldier assigned to the same Army unit.

Johnathan Simpson, 26, of Moonstone Court, was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The alleged sexual assault occurred in the 1000 block of Bragg Boulevard on April 25.

Simpson was taken into custody at his unit on Fort Bragg with the assistance of the Fort Bragg Military Police. He is being held on a $250,000 secured bond.