Active Duty Soldier Charged with 2013 Brutal Sexual Assault of Teen in Cypress


CYPRESS (Covering Katy News) – Levi Austin Goss, 24, is linked to a brutal 2013 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl through DNA evidence. The attack happened in Cypress and it’s not the only rape that he’s accused of carrying out. Records show Goss lived near the crime scene in 2013 but is now a stationed at Fort Bragg North Carolina.

On Feb. 5, 2013, a 16-year-old girl was walking to Cypress Woods High School when a man attacked her from behind and dragged her into a grassy area near a movie theater in the 16600 block of Spring Cypress Road.

The attacker struck the girl in the head with a blunt object, fracturing her skull. He then sexually assaulted her. Covered in blood and undressed, the girl played dead and waited for her assailant to leave before seeking help.

Now, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted felony charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a child in the Cypress case. If convicted of the first-degree felonies, Goss faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.

A member of the U.S. Army, Goss was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where he is being investigated by military authorities in connection with another sexual assault case.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory notified the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science in January that Goss’ DNA matches evidence collected from the victim of the 2013 attack.

Goss is now being held on a one million dollar bond at the Cumberland County Jail awaiting transfer to Harris County.

If you can provide any information about Goss call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000.

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See photos of Goss below.

Levi Austin Goss – HCSO photo

A 2013 sketch of the attacker who detectives now say is Levi Austin Goss – HCSO image

Levi Austin Goss – HCSO photo

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