Female run-a-way located; Maine man faces rape, other charges

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown police arrested a Maine man on rape and other charges in a joint investigation with Delaware State Police involving the whereabouts of a 14-year-old female run-a-way.

James I. Allen, 34, of Dresden, Me., was taken into custody Feb. 1 at a room at the Comfort Inn in Georgetown and charged with three counts of rape second degree, two counts of rape fourth degree, and one count of sexual solicitation of a child, according to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Lt. Lawrence Grose.

Mr. Allen was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $230,000cash bond.

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James Allen, 34, of Dresden, Maine, was arrested Feb. 1 and jailed on rape and other charges after authorities located Mr. Allen and a 14-year-old female run-a-way in a Georgetown motel room.

State police had requested assistance of Georgetown Police Department in locating a run-a-way girl and information indicated the juvenile might be at the Comfort Inn.

Authorities located the girl in room 109, in the company of Mr. Allen, Lt. Grose said.

The girl was taken into custody as a run-a-way and transported to Troop 4 to await the arrival of her mother.

Inside the room authorities observed a life-like baby doll, a car seat, diapers, and other child care paraphernalia. Officers became suspicious and questioned Mr. Allen, who told authorities they that they were seeing what it was like to have a baby, according to Lt. Grose.

During questioning at Troop 4, the juvenile told authorities she met Mr. Allen on Facebook in 2014 and an online relationship began.

This date was set up a week before, according to Lt. Grose.

The juvenile told detectives that while at the motel, sex acts took place. Mr. Allen admitted to detectives that he did have sexual intercourse with the girl on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 at the motel, Lt. Grose said.

Because Mr. Allen solicited the juvenile from his residence in Maine, he may also be facing federal charges, Lt. Grose said.

Georgetown Police are working with police in Maine in reference to other evidence linking him to the juvenile at his residence in Maine. Although Mr. Allen did not admit to other victims, the public is advised to contact their local police departments if they recognize Mr. Allen from any contact especially if he was in the company of children.

 

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