Fort Bragg soldier arrested for child sex crimes, found with 12-year-old runaway in county


Jun. 12—A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested early this week on multiple child sex crime charges after deputies allegedly found him with a 12-year-old runaway, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Pfc. Damien Isaiah Campbell, 20, is charged with three counts of statutory rape, five counts of statutory sex offense with a child and five counts of indecent liberties with a child, court records show.

He was arrested after Cumberland County deputies went to 7157 Maxwell Road at 12:20 a.m. Thursday to assist the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office in locating the girl, a news release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office said.

Upon arrival, deputies found the missing juvenile and Campbell, the release said.

Originally from Georgia, Campbell is an active-duty soldier assigned to the 1st Special Forces Command as a visual information equipment operator-maintainer, Army Capt. John Strickland said Friday.

Campbell has been at Fort Bragg since 2019 and has not been on any operational deployments, Strickland said.

He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center in lieu of $550,000 secured bail, the release said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call 910-677-5474. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at or by calling 910-483- TIPS (8477).


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