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Man charged with break-in, rape

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A man faces rape and burglary charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman.

Wilson police were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Tarboro Street on Sunday regarding a sexual assault that had previously occurred, according to police.

When officers arrived, they spoke to a woman who said she had been sexually assaulted by a person known to her, police said.

After conducting an investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Bernardo P. Lopez of Wilson. He is charged with second-degree rape and first-degree burglary in connection to the incident, police said.

Lopez was booked into the Wilson County Detention Center a $100,000 bond.

Olivia Neeley

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