Police arrest man on rape charges 7 years after incident


Jonathan Campbell

GASTONIA, N.C. - Deputies arrested a Gastonia man they said raped a girl seven years ago.

Jonathan Campbell was charged with statutory rape. 

Police said the girl, who now lives in New York, came forward after taking a health class at school regarding sexual assaults.

The girl informed a school counselor that she had been raped by her 16-year-old neighbor when she was 7 years old.

Deputies said that Campbell confessed after failing a polygraph test.