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Janesville teen arrested for sexual assault of a child

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Officers from Janesville police were called to a home on Ridge Creek Drive Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to locate a runaway.

Milwaukee police made the request as they were attempting to locate a 12-year-old girl.  Janesville authorities located the girl with 19-year-old Richard Rucks, a resident of the home. 

The girl told officers she met Rucks on an internet dating site.  The two engaged in sexual intercourse numerous times. 

Rucks was arrested for 1st degree sexual assault of a child and taken to the Rock County Jail.  Rucks is tentatively scheduled to make his initial court appearance later Thursday afternoon.

The girl was turned over to her family.

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