Fort Bragg soldier accused of 2013 kidnapping, rape of girl in Cypress
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Image: UPDATE: Fort Bragg soldier accused in brutal kidnapping, rape of girl in 2013 in Cypress

HOUSTON - An arrest has been made in the 2013 case of a young girl who was kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted in Cypress, deputies said Tuesday.

Levi Austin Goss is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping in the case, law enforcement sources told KPRC2.

The young girl was left for dead in a grassy area near a movie theater in the Cypress area on Feb. 5, 2013, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Goss' place of residence is listed as Fayetteville, North Carolina, and he is a member of the military at Fort Bragg.

A news conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and we will bring it to you live on Click2Houston.com.

After the attack, DNA was collected from the victim and submitted into a database.

The case went cold until late last year.

On Dec. 12, 2017, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science received a database match from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory for a military offender listed as Goss, according to court documents.

In January of this year, a photo of Goss was shown to a witness who spotted the suspect at a nearby gas station on the night of the crime, according to court documents.

The witness told investigators that the man entered with a gray shirt, went into the restroom for a long period of time, then left wearing a different shirt, court documents stated.

The next day, the man's gray shirt, which was covered in blood, was found in a trash can in the restroom, according to investigators.

Court documents state the witness identified Goss as the man seen in the gray shirt the night of the attack.

Here's our original story when we covered it in February 2013:

Harris County sheriff's deputies said a man grabbed a 16-year-old girl from behind and dragged her into a wooded area on Spring Cypress Road near Avenue D, about a mile east of the Northwest Freeway, about 11 p.m. Feb. 5, 2013. The girl was hit in the head with a blunt object several times, officials said.

Investigators said the girl thought the man intended to kill her, so she did something that may have saved her life.

"She acts as if she has died," Deputy Armando Tamez said at the time. "She doesn't move, doesn't flinch."

Her attacker apparently believed she was dead and walked away, investigators said.

After the attack, the girl, who was naked, managed to walk about a mile to a movie theater along Skinner Road near Spring Cypress. 

The girl was rushed by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

About 11:40 p.m., the man suspected to have attacked the girl was spotted at a convenience store about a mile away from the scene, investigators said.

Deputies said a witness told them that the man went to the men's room and closed the door. He was wearing a blood-stained shirt when he went in, but left wearing a white, sleeveless muscle shirt, officials said. The witness said the man has scratches on his neck and face, detectives said.

Investigators said they found the shirt in a trashcan. Blood was smeared on the floor and walls in the restroom, sources said.

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