A soldier from Fort Bragg has allegedly been connected to a brutal 2013 rape in the Houston area in which the assailant attacked the 16-year-old victim with an axe.
Levi Austin Goss, 24, was arrested last Friday on a fugitive warrant. He is expected to be extradited to Texas to face charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.
According to the warrant, the teenage victim told police that she had a fight with her parents on February 5, 2013. She said that she left the home and was walking around at night when she was attacked from behind by a masked man wielding an axe.
The assailant allegedly hit the teen on the head with the blunt side of the axe blade, according to the warrant.
Then, the warrant states, the man dragged her to a field. He allegedly stripped her naked and sexually assaulted her before striking her again with the axe. The girl allegedly played dead while the attacker ran away. She then ran for help.
#BREAKING: Suspect Arrested in Brutal 2013 Kidnapping and Sexual Assault of a Child. Full press release here: https://t.co/GnW4ru5W0L #hounews #lesm pic.twitter.com/jvD0Geed5W
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 13, 2018
In a press conference announcing Goss’s arrest, Lieutenant Jerry Philpot of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that the victim is still dealing with the aftermath of her attack. “This individual was brutally assaulted that night,” Philpot told reporters Tuesday in announcing Goss’ arrest. “The complainant suffered life-threatening injuries. And to this day she still deals with lingering effects of the incident.”
According to Philpot, Goss enlisted in the army in 2016. Everyone who enlists in the military gives a DNA sample, but it is not added to the national database unless they are accused of a crime. Philpot told reporters that Goss was investigated for a …read more