Airman sentenced to a term of imprisonment for the rape of a runaway 14-year-old girl

Mugshot of Zepplin Taylor-McGinness, a 21-year-old Pilot from Dover Air Force Base, who was sentenced to a term of imprisonment for the rape of a 14-year-old runaway.

(Dover Police )

A Delaware judge handed down one year in prison for a Dover Air Force Base pilot, who was charged with rape after having sex with a 14-year-old runaway he met online, according to reports.

Zepplin Taylor, McGinness, 22, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to fourth-degree rape and child endangering, WDEL-FM reported. He was initially charged with second-degree rape when he was arrested in February.

Dover Police said that they return the girl to her mother in November after they went to an apartment complex and found her with Taylor, McGinness. She said that she went in search of the girl after the mother called them to say that she had learned of her daughter was staying at the apartment complex with an unknown person.

A joint investigation by the police and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations revealed Taylor-McGinness had allegedly engaged in sexual acts with the girl several times.

Taylor-McGinness has been behind bars since his arrest, the Dover Post reported.

His sentence also includes probation, according to the paper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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