Fort Bragg paratrooper accused of kidnapping, raping 12-year-old girl
WGHP / Craven County
James Murdock Peele

via WGHP:

NEW BERN, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- A Fort Bragg paratrooper is accused of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl, according to the Craven County Sheriff’s Office.

James Murdock Peele, 19, is charged with first-degree statutory rape, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary.

On Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office received a call from the grandmother of the 12-year-old.

The grandmother said the child was missing from her home. She said she found her granddaughter’s window open and a ransom note left on her bed.

Authorities located the girl in Fayetteville with Peele.

The sheriff’s office said Peele and the victim had communicated online.

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