Janesville man accused of having sex with 12-year-old girl

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by Chris Patterson

JANESVILLE -- 19-year-old Richard Rucks is charged with three counts of First Degree Child Sex Assault after allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old Milwaukee girl he met on a dating website.

According to the criminal complaint, Rucks met the 12-year-old girl on the dating website Plenty of Fish. Both say they had only been chatting a few days before Rucks came to Milwaukee to take the girl to his place in Janesville. 

The two were staying at Rucks' Janesville residence for three days before police came looking for the 12-year-old runaway. After being arrested Rucks told police the 12-year-old girl was posing as a 19-year-old on the dating website. Rucks alleges the girl didn't reveal her real age until after they had sex. 

The 12-year-old girl told police she and Rucks had sex about five or six times.

If convicted on all three counts of First Degree Child Sex Assault, Rucks faces a sentence of up to 180 years in prison.

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