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Ft. Benning soldier arrested; charged with rape

26-year-old Ralph Gore, Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department 26-year-old Ralph Gore, Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department

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LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – The Lee County Sheriff's office has made an arrest in an alleged rape that occurred on Halloween of 2008.

A 19-year-old woman told investigators she was raped by a man she met for the first time while attending a party at a home in the Smiths Station community.

According to the woman, a man had non-consensual sex with her while she was unconscious.

DNA evidence was collected for examination at the state crime lab. Forensics link DNA to 26-year-old Ralph Gore of Phenix City, AL.

Gore was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape. He is currently being held at the Lee County Detention center on $100,000 bond.

We're told Gore is an active duty soldier and is stationed at Fort Benning, GA.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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