Sex Crimes

Man charged with raping fellow Fort Bragg soldier

Authorities in North Carolina charged a Fort Bragg soldier Saturday with kidnapping and rape of a fellow solider assigned to his unit.

Johnathan Simpson, 26, of Moonstone Court, was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, Fayetteville police said in a statement. Simpson allegedly committed the assault on April 25.

Simpson was taken into custody at his unit on Fort Bragg with the assistance of the Fort Bragg Military Police. Detectives with the FPD’s Special Victims unit were assisted by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division agents, WTVD reported.

He was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center, according to WTVD. He is being held on a $250,000 secured bond, according to WRAL.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Detective Matrafailo with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-322-4101 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.