• Police arrest man on rape charges 7 years after incident

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    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.


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