Teen charged with kidnapping, statutory rape after juvenile vanishes, Hoke Co. deputies say

RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — A Red Springs teen was charged last week with kidnapping after two juveniles vanished in January.

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The case began on Jan. 22 when two juveniles disappeared in from the 2000 block of John Russell Road, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

After the pair were found and returned to their parents, deputies responded on Jan. 24 for a report of sexual assault in which one of the once-missing juveniles was a victim, according to deputies.

“Hoke County Detectives responded and began conducting their investigation,” deputies said.

Brian Delano Oxendine, 19, of Andrews Road in Red Springs was arrested on Wednesday.

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Oxendine is charged with felony second-degree kidnapping and statutory rape, deputies said.

Oxendine was held on $25,000 bond.

No additional charges are expected.

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