Tuesday, July 16

Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

ASHEBORO N.C. — A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina was arrested overnight at a local park in Asheboro, accused of engaging in sexual activity with a minor.

Late on Wednesday March 20th, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a local park past curfew.

According to a press release from the Department, officers found a male, later identified as 27-year-old Eric Timothy Fitch with a 13-year-old juvenile female in the vehicle along with evidence that Fitch had engaged in sexual activity with the female.

Detectives took over the investigation and just past 10 p.m. that night Fitch was arrested and charged with statutory rape of child under 15, two counts of statutory sex offense with child under 15, disclose private images, two counts of indecent liberties with child, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and eight counts of second-degree sexual exploitation minor.

Following his arrest, Fitch was booked into the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate denied bond. He is expected to appear in Randolph County court this Friday.

Police say Fitch is a member of the U.S. Army, currently stationed at Fort Liberty (formally known as Fort Bragg), and Investigators with the U.S. Army were notified of his arrest and pending charges.

Eric Timothy Fitch

  • Statutory Rape of Child Under 15
  • Statutory Sex Offense with Child Under 15 (2 Counts)
  • Disclose Private Images
  • Indecent Liberties with Child (2 Counts)
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
  • Second Degree Sexual Exploitation Minor (8 Counts)

Bond Denied