Airman charged with rape of a 14-year-old runaway

DOVER, Del. – Police 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 and her guardian, who learned that the girl remained in a local apartment complex.

Officers went to the apartment, where they the girl and the 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 this week was arrested and charged with four counts of second-degree rape and child endangering.

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

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