Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape of fellow soldier

 Johnathan Simpson, 26, is pictured in this photo released by the Fayetteville Police Department.

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  • Johnathan Simpson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree rape
  • The 26-year-old victim and Simpson are in the same Army unit, police said

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

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.