Scranton police seek man in rape of girl, 14

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Scranton detectives seek a man who traveled to Scranton from Tennessee to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

Detectives filed a warrant for the arrest of Brent Morgan on charges of statutory rape, interference with the custody of a child, corruption of minors and concealment of the whereabouts of a child, they announced Friday.

Police have not confirmed that Brent Morgan is his real name, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano said. That’s how he identified himself to a police officer about 2 a.m. Monday. The officer responded for a call of a suspicious man and Mr. Morgan provided identification that said he is Brent Morgan. He told the officer he had just gotten off a Greyhound bus.

Police believe Mr. Morgan had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl. Police are not sure how old Mr. Morgan is but believe he is older than 18.

The Times-Tribune does not identify victims of sexual assault.

The Scranton girl was reported missing on Monday, Chief Graziano said. She was tracked to Dunmore and police found her safe late on Thursday.


First Published July 26, 2014 12:00 AM

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