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Posted on: January 26, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: Updated Statutory Rape of Child

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(FELONY INVESTIGATION)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office announced on December 2, 2023, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service for a juvenile that has been the victim of a sexual assault, in the 100 block of Franklin Dr, Raeford, North Carolina.  

During the investigation, there was evidence found that led to the arrest of Javier Gapi Diaz. He was charged with Statutory Rape of a Child, Incest of a Child, and Statutory Sex Offense with a Child; all felony charges.

Javier Gapi Diaz was taken into custody without incident and taken in front of the Hoke County Magistrate and received no bond. If you have any further information regarding this case, please contact Detective S. Catlett at (910) 875-5111. 

Further investigation revealed Javier Gapi Diaz was charged on January 26, 2024, with 11 new charges, based on new evidence in the sexual assault investigation.  Diaz was charged with 3 counts of Felony Statutory Rape of a Child, 3 counts of Felony Incest of a Child, 4 counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child, and 1 count of Felony Statutory Sex Offense with a Child.  Diaz is currently being held on a $1,625,000 bond for the new charges at the Hoke County Jail.  

If you have any further information regarding this case, please contact Detective S. Catlett at (910) 875-5111. 

OCA:             OCA 23120019

DETECTIVE:        Detective S. Catlett

SUSPECT #1:         Javier Gapi Diaz

SUSPECT RACE/SEX:    Hispanic / Male

SUSPECT DOB/AGE:     May 24, 1992 / 31

SUSPECT ADDRESS:     100 block of Franklin Dr., Raeford, NC 28376

CHARGE(s):         Statutory Rape of Child (Felony)

            Incest of Child (Felony)

            Statutory Sex Offense with Child (Felony)

    Statutory Rape of Child (Felony) - 3 counts

    Incest of Child (Felony) - 3 counts

    Indecent Liberties with a Child (Felony) - 4 counts

            Statutory Sex Offense with Child (Felony) - 1 count

OFFENSE DATE/TIME:     May 23, 2023 - December 2, 2023  

OFFENSE LOCATION:     100 block of Franklin Dr., Raeford, NC 28376

DATE OF ARREST:     December 3, 2023   January 26, 2024

BOND:           No Bond  $1,625,000 Secure Bond

VICTIM(s):         Juvenile

OCA:             OCA 23120019

DETECTIVE:        Detective S. Catlett

SUSPECT #1:         Javier Gapi Diaz

SUSPECT RACE/SEX:    Hispanic / Male

SUSPECT DOB/AGE:      31 years of age

SUSPECT ADDRESS:     120 block of Franklin Dr., Raeford, NC 28376

CHARGE(s):         Statutory Rape of Child (Felony)

            Incest of Child (Felony)

            Statutory Sex Offense with Child (Felony)

OFFENSE DATE/TIME:     May 23, 2023 - December 2, 2023  

OFFENSE LOCATION:     120 block of Franklin Dr., Raeford, NC 28376

DATE OF ARREST:     December 3, 2023 

BOND:            No Bond

VICTIM(s):         Juvenile

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