Sergeant at Fort Bragg accused of raping young girl

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -- An army sergeant stationed at Fort Bragg is accused of raping a girl younger than 15.

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On Friday, police put out an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Sgt.1st Class Kenney Son Duran.

Hours later, Duran, who is with the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, turned himself in.

The alleged offenses occurred in Holly Springs, where Duran lives, and also in Washington state between June 1 and Oct. 1.

Neighbors in Holly Springs told ABC11 that they are shocked to hear about these allegations. One neighbor describing it as unsettling.

Duran was booked into the Wake County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

He was charged with statutory rape, statutory sex offense, and taking indecent liberties.

According to our newsgathering partner The News&Observer, Duran, who was in the Army for 16 years, has never been arrested.

Records state he has served once in Iraq and twice in Afghanistan, and has 35 military decorations.

The office of Duran's attorney, Patrick Roberts, had "no comment" on the case.

Duran is expected to appear in court Jan. 7.
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