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Suspect Arrested for Statutory Sexual Offense

Post Date:12/22/2017 10:35 AM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                

Contact:  Officer A. Cannon, Public Information Officer

Date: December 22, 2017                 

Phone: (910) 433-1374


Suspect Arrested for Statutory Sexual Offense


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the FPD’s Special Victims Unit have charged and arrested a suspect in connection with statutory sexual offense investigation. The investigation began in September of 2017 with a ten (10) year old juvenile victim.


The suspect has been identified as Raul Velazquez (W/M, 53 years of age) of the 200 block of Gertrude Drive. Velazquez has been charged with Statutory Sexual Offense by an Adult, Child Abuse Sexual Act, and Disseminating Obscene Material to a Minor under 13. The suspect was known to the victim at the time of the incident.


Velazquez, R


Velazquez was arrested on September 21, 2017 and is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $250,000 secured bond.


There is no additional information to release at this time.


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