Sex offender charged with raping woman in Fayetteville

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Willie Lee King Jr.
Willie Lee King Jr.
Credit: Fayetteville Police Department

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- A registered sex offender wearing an electronic monitor was arrested Saturday for raping a woman in Fayetteville.

Police said 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.

Detectives said King was wearing his electronic monitor when the crimes were committed.

King was convicted in 2011 for second-degree rape and sexual assault. He was released in Jan. 2015.

Anyone with information regarding the rape investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Benazzi with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 257-3668 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).