Thursday, February 8, 2018

Airman Stationed at Dover Air Force Base Accused of Raping Runaway 14-Year-Old Girl

The Associated Press reports:

DOVER, Del. - Police have charged an airman stationed at Dover Air Force Base with raping a runaway 14-year-old girl.

Authorities say Dover police were contacted in November by the girl's guardian, who learned that the girl was staying at a local apartment complex.

Officers went to the apartment, where they found the girl and 21-year-old Zepplin Taylor-McGinness.

Dover police and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations launched a joint investigation, in which they learned that Taylor-McGinness had allegedly engaged in sexual acts with the girl on several occasions.

Taylor-McGinness was arrested this week and charged with four counts of second-degree rape and child endangerment.

He was being held in lieu of $100,050 secured bond. It was not immediately clear whether Taylor-McGinness has a lawyer.