NC man confesses to raping young neighbor seven years after assault

Jonathon Ray Campbell

Jonathon Ray Campbell

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. – A Gaston County man was arrested after a 13-year-old girl from New York says he raped her seven years ago when they were neighbors in Lincoln County.

According to WBTV, the teenage girl told a school counselor late last year after taking a health class at school on sexual assaults.

She then told police that she was raped in 2007 by her neighbor. She was only seven years old at the time and lived in Vale.

The suspect, Jonathon Ray Campbell, was 16.

Campbell, now 23, was brought to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office where he reportedly failed a polygraph test about the incident and then confessed.

Campbell was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond.

Source: WBTV

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