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Sex offender wearing electronic monitor accused of raping woman in NC

Willie Lee King Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A registered sex offender wearing an electronic monitor was arrested Saturday for raping a woman in Fayetteville.

Police told WTVD that around 2 a.m., officers were alerted that a rape happened in the Bonnie Doone subdivision.

The victim said she was at the suspect’s residence where she was raped and sexually abused for hours. Police said the victim was able to escape and call 911.

She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center; she is listed in good condition. The suspect is an acquaintance of the victim.

Detectives identified the suspect as 43-year-old Willie Lee King Jr.

King has been charged with second-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, and five counts of second-degree sexual offense.

King, a registered sex offender, was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center where he remains without bond.