Fort Bragg Soldier Charged With NC Sex Assaults

A North Carolina-based soldier has been charged in connection with several sexual assaults and burglaries near Fort Bragg.

Authorities said Friday the new charges against 22-year-old Spc. Aaron Pernell, of Tulsa, Okla., came after a task force reviewed a series of attacks in Fayetteville and neighboring Hoke County since June.

The 26 new charges include three counts each of first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping, five counts of attempted second-degree rape and six counts of first-degree burglary.

Pernell was charged last month in two burglaries and a sexual assault at Fort Bragg. He remains in military custody and it wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

Authorities say the task force has determined a second rapist is in the area, but hasn't identified the man.

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