Fugitive wanted on 64 counts of rape

Delaware State Police are asking for your help locating fugitive Lorne Kennedy.

State Police say arrest warrants for Kennedy cover 64 counts of Rape Fourth Degree and one count each of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

An investigation into the 38-year-old began in January of this year, following allegations Kennedy was involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old Sussex County girl from July 2008 through May of last year.  During the course of the investigation, detectives say they discovered Kennedy and the teen forged a 21 month-long relationship shortly after the victim turned 14.

Police say Kennedy has ties to Sussex County Delaware as well as Federalsburg, Maryland.

So far, attempts to locate Lorne Kennedy have been unsuccessful.  Anyone with information concerning Kennedy’s whereabouts are asked to contact Delaware State Police at 302-856-5850 ext. 208 or CrimeStoppers at (800) TIP-3333.  You can also text a tip typing “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES) or submit it online.

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