A Fayetteville man awaiting trial on sexual assault from 2016 was charged today with raping a woman in 2011, police said.
Willie Pearl Mack, 57, of the 100 block of Hammond Street, is charged with second-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping. The incident happened Aug. 8, 2011, near the intersection of South C and Person streets.
The woman, who did not know Mack, was walking when a man grabbed her from behind, took her behind a business and raped her, the Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release.
The charges were filed by the department's Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit after a sexual assault kit from the incident was tested at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory as part of the National Institute of Justice–FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership, the release said.
Mack has been held in the Cumberland County Detention Center since Nov. 10, 2016, when he was charged in an assault that happened in August 2016.
He is charged with two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree sexual offense, and one count each of first-degree forcible rape, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Mack's bail on that case was set at $500,000. Bail on the new charge was set at $200,000.
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