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Fort Bragg Soldier Arrested on Suspicion of Raping Fellow Soldier

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A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow soldier, police said Saturday.

Twenty-six-year-old Johnathan Simpson, a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, was arrested April 29, 2016, on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, and sexual battery, in connection with an assault that occurred off base within the the city limits of Fayetteville, North Carolina, police said. (Credit: Fayetteville Police Department)

Twenty-six-year-old Johnathan Simpson, a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, was arrested April 29, 2016, on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, in connection with an assault that occurred off base within the the city limits of Fayetteville, North Carolina, police said. (Credit: Fayetteville Police Department)

Johnathan Simpson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, according to Fayetteville, North Carolina police. The alleged assault occurred off base in Fayetteville, and the 26-year-old victim and Simpson are in the same Army unit, police said.

Simpson remained in custody Saturday at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was being held under a $250,000 secured bond.

Attorney information for Simpson was not immediately available, and Army officials at Fort Bragg declined to comment.