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Man charged with sex assault, kidnapping

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A WakeMed nurse was arrested Friday in connection with the sexual assault of a Wilson woman.

Wilson police charged 59-year-old James C. Webb of Louisburg with committing a first-degree forcible sex offense and second-degree kidnapping. Wake County officials charged him with felony possession of a gun on educational property and misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a concealed gun. He made a court appearance from jail on Monday in connection to the Wake charges and will have a court date Wednesday for the Wilson charges.

He is jailed in Wake County under a $505,000 bond.

Webb’s case started in Wilson County when a 39-year-old woman called police Thursday night to report a sexual assault by an acquaintance on the 3700 block of Citation Court. Wilson police declined to comment further on the allegation, but arrest warrants indicate Webb restrained the victim against her will for the purpose of sex.

Wilson officers reportedly worked with Wake Medical Police Department on Friday to take Webb into custody at WakeMed, where he worked as a nurse.

“In this particular situation, the Wilson Police Department made our campus police and public safety office aware of the charges against Mr. Webb, and we worked closely with them to make the arrest,” WakeMed said in a statement. “The arrest was made without incident upon Webb’s arrival in a parking deck.”

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