Fayetteville, NC -- A U.S. Marine attending training at Fort Bragg is accused by civilian authorities with raping a 12-year-old girl.
Arrest warrants show 27-year-old Sgt. Brandon Bowman is charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense and one count each of first-degree rape of a child and taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was arrested on Wednesday.
Bowman was stationed in Huntingdon, England. He was attending a pre-deployment class at the post.
Detectives said Bowman met the alleged victim through the Internet and arranged to meet her in a wooded area, where officers found them on April 29.
Bowman is jailed under nearly $2.3 million bond, and court documents say he is scheduled to be transferred by the military. It couldn't be determined if Bowman has an attorney.