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

Fort Bragg Soldier Johnathan Simpson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Kidnapping, and Sexual Battery, in reference to an assault that occurred off base within the Fayetteville, NC city limits on April 25.  Simpson and the victim are both soldiers assigned to the same Army unit on Fort Bragg.  Simpson is still in custody the Cumberland County Detention Center being held under a $250,000 secured bond.

Johnathan Simpson

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.

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