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21-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Bradley Cheek is now charged with the rape of a Nashville woman who he was seeing while his wife is pregnant. We covered Cheek in April when he strangled his ex-girlfriend and now rape victim, telling her, “I’m 170lbs of pure muscle, and if I wanted to, I could destroy you.” Prior to that, we covered him in July 2022 when he assaulted his wife. The new rape charges stem from an April encounter in Nashville.
The arrest warrant alleges that on April 22, his ex-girlfriend, Hannah Gibbs, picked him up from a bar downtown, where he and a friend were too drunk to drive. She allowed them to both stay at her residence, and she says Cheek repeatedly asked for sex while his friend slept on the couch. She told him no, and denied his advances multiple times, per the report. She says he then pulled down her pants and briefly inserted his penis into her, which she says caused her to be in a state of shock that he would do that after being told no. During a recorded interview, Cheek admitted to penetrating the victim but stated it was consensual. He stated he abruptly stopped because “it wasn’t right, and she became upset.” Detectives retrieved text messages where Cheek begs the victim to tell the police, “it was a misunderstanding.”
21-year-old Bradley Cheek of Toccoa Drive in Fort Campbell, KY, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on May 17, charged with rape. He is free on a $15,000 bond.