Assault allegations: 19-year-old accused of having sex with runaway

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Richard Rucks

Richard Rucks

Richard Rucks

JANESVILLE (WITI) — A 19-year-old Janesville man was arrested for first-degree sexual assault of a child on Wednesday, May 28th.

The accused is Richard Rucks. He is being held at the Rock County Jail for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old runaway girl.

According to investigators, the runaway told officers she met Rucks over an internet dating site. While Rucks and the runaway were together, they apparently engaged in sexual intercourse numerous times.

The 12-year-old girl has since been turned over to family members.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.


  • dianne

    How disgusting …where is his family….pray for that young girl…hope her family is supportive…

    • tim

      pray for who?? H-E-L-L-O she was on the dating website looking for somethig to do. Send her to jail with the guy.

      • dancing in the ruins

        you shouldn’t be asking where is HIS family – where was HER family? if she had attentive parents they wouldn’t have allowed this to happen you dopy drama queen.

  • Kurt Thomas

    Pray for her? She spread them willingly! He may be a pervert, but she is just as guilty! And, where were HER so-called parents!? Obviously too busy or ignorant to know their kid was on dating sites looking for something.

  • Exactly!

    She was on an adult dating website!!! This guy probably had absolutely no idea of her real age!! Scandalous!

  • Mike McCracken

    I’m withholding judgement until I see a picture of the girl and rank her on a scale of 1 to 10 for hotness

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