Nursing home assistant in North Carolina arrested in connection to child rape case

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Source: Nash County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Oct. 8 2021, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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A nursing home assistant in North Carolina was arrested in connection to a child rape case, police said.

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Christopher Gerald Cooper, 56, was arrested by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 7. He was wanted in Guilford County. He now faces charges of first-degree rape, four counts of statutory sex offense with child under 15, first-degree statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and two counts of first-degree sex offense with a child.

Investigators have released few details about the alleged assault on the child.

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On Oct. 7, Nash County deputies received a tip about Cooper’s whereabouts, according to the sheriff’s office.

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He was working as a nursing assistant, and police arrested him at a nursing home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, according to the sheriff’s office. He was arrested without incident.

Cooper went before a magistrate who set bond on his charges at $1 million. He remains in the Nash County Detention Center.

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