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Sussex Countian
  • Milton man facing rape charges

  • A 35-year-old Milton man is facing two counts of rape after allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl.
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  • A 35-year-old Milton man is facing two counts of rape after allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl.
    John Piper was arrested Dec. 5 following an investigation that began after Milton police received a tip about his inappropriate relationship with the teen, police said.
    Milton police spokesman Capt. John Cornwell said the sexual encounters occurred in an unincorporated area near Millsboro.
    Following his arrest on two counts of fourth-degree rape, Piper was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of a $20,000 cash bond, police said.
    He also was ordered not to have contact with the victim or any person younger than 18.

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