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Man charged with rape, breaking and entering to terrorize in Gaston County

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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Gaston County. 

Richard David Howell turned himself in Friday on sexual offense allegations, police say. A woman reported being sexually assaulted by the suspect on March 20.

Howell was developed as the suspect and charged with second-degree forcible rape and breaking and entering to terrorize and injure. 

"This case is an isolated, domestic incident and not a random act," police say.

Howell is being held at the Gaston County Jail. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Belmont Police Department at 704-829-4082.

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