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Fort Bragg paratrooper charged in Texas 2013 rape, abduction

HOUSTON (AP) - A Fort Bragg paratrooper from Texas has been charged in a 2013 sexual assault near Houston in which the naked victim walked to a movie theater for help.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced DNA evidence led to the North Carolina arrest of Pvt. 1st Class Levi Austin Goss of Port Neches (NAY'-chis). He's charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping.

A 16-year-old girl was walking in Cypress when she was grabbed by a masked man, dragged to a field, raped and left for dead.

Investigators say the February 2013 attack happened three years before Goss, now 24, joined the Army. Fort Bragg is cooperating in the investigation.

Goss on Monday waived extradition from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Online records didn't list an attorney representing him.

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