RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that in federal court, before United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates, DAMIN CHASE MARSHALL, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was charged in a federal Criminal Complaint with one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force or Threat.
MARSHALL, a civilian, is alleged to have committed forcible rape against a female U.S. service member on the Fort Bragg Army Installation. The United States Attorney’s Office pursued this crime as part of its responsibility to prosecute crime within United States military premises.
The charge and allegations contained in the Criminal Complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The case was investigated by the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command.