U.S. Soldier Levi Goss Arrested in 2013 Texas Rape Case

Levi Goss, a soldier posted out of Fort Bragg, may now be looking at more time than he originally thought. A DUI arrest has led to him being charged in a 2013 rape cold case.

Twenty-four-year-old Private First Class Levi Goss has been arrested in a particularly brutal case of rape going back to 2013.

At the time of his arrest, Goss was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Levi Goss, All-American Boy

Going by outward appearances, Levi Goss is the typical “all-American boy.” Originally from Texas, Goss has served his country since he enlisted in the army in 2016. He is attached to the 82nd Airborne Division as a parachute rigger.

Up until recently, there were no records of Goss doing anything criminal. Until he was charged with a DUI in July 2017.

A Rape Gone Cold

On February 15, 2013, a 16-year-old girl was walking to school when a man wearing a “ninja” mask struck her across the head with the blunt side of an ax. She was then dragged to a field, stripped, raped, beaten, and left for dead.

Luckily, the girl had just been playing dead. When she was sure her assailant had disappeared, she walked to a nearby movie theater for help. Horrifyingly, even though she was naked, witnesses thought she was wearing a red dress due to being caked in so much blood.

Despite the amount of evidence that was available to be collected, the case soon went cold. Chances are, it may have stayed that way if not for a DUI conviction.

Science May Have Brought Him to Justice

In July 2017, Levi Goss was pulled over for a DUI.

After his arrest, as part of his bail conditions, he had to submit his DNA for a national database. It was at that point that the dominoes began to fall.

His DNA sample first alerted North Carolina police to Goss being a possible suspect in a 2017 rape. While that case is still under investigation, the DNA sample also rang a bell in Texas for the 2013 cold case of the rape of the teenage girl.

Goss was arrested as a suspect in the rape. The charges are aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The suspect currently sits in jail on a $1.0-million bond, waiting to be extradited back to Texas. Goss is not contesting the extradition.


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