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Police: Man arrested for rape one year after it was reported

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STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

A man has been arrested in connection to a Statesville rape case that occurred more than a year ago.

The incident was reported to police on January 13, 2013. The victim said that she was walking to her home on Signal Hill Drive when she was attacked and dragged into a wooded area by three males.

She was then, officers said, sexually assaulted by one of the males.

Exactly one year after the rape was reported, investigators charged 25-year-old James Calvin Smyre, Jr., with first degree forcible rape, based on interviews and evidence collected during the investigation.

Smyre was arrested on February 24, taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, and placed under a $250,000 bond.

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