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Mount Vernon teen accused of rape

MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

Richard Linneman, 19, allegedly admitted to police Friday he had intercourse with a girl five years younger than him. He said the incident happened Oct. 12 in a camper at his residence, according to court documents. He also allegedly told law enforcement he knew the girl was 14 and gave them a written statement admitting to the act.

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The victim told law enforcement the same story as Linneman, court documents say.

Linneman is accused of fourth-degree rape, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison, a $30,000 fine or both.