HOUSTON (WTVD) — A Fort Bragg paratrooper from Texas has been charged in a 2013 sexual assault near Houston in which the naked victim walked to a movie theater for help.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday that DNA evidence led to the North Carolina arrest of Pvt. 1st Class Levi Austin Goss of Port Neches. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping.
“It’s one of those cases that I knew we had to find some type of resolve. I mean, it was that bad,” said Harris County investigator Chris Hudson.
A 16-year-old girl was walking in Cypress when she was grabbed by a masked man, dragged to a field, raped and left for dead.
“To this day, she still deals with lingering effects of the incidents,” said Lt. JD Philpot from the Harris County Child Abuse unit.
Investigators say the February 2013 attack happened three years before Goss, now 24, joined the Army.
Fort Bragg is cooperating in the investigation.
“Private First Class Levi Goss, an All American Paratrooper, is in civilian confinement,” Master Sgt.