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Man, 56, accused of raping girl

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By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster County man has been jailed and released after being accused of raping a local girl last month.

Robert "Beau" Allen, 56, of 411 Old Camden Monroe Road, was charged Friday with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Allen is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on Jan. 12, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

The girl later told her parents, who reported the incident to the sheriff's office on Jan. 28.

Deputies investigated the case and, based on the girl's statements, arrested Allen on Friday, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tom Holland said.

Allen was taken to the Lancaster County Detention center, where he was released Sunday on a $25,000 bond, Judge Lee Deese said.

"You read the paper (about sexual assaults), but never think this would happen to you," said the girl's mother.

Under conditions of his jail release, Allen must not have any contact with the girl or her immediate family. He is not allowed to be around any other person under 17 without that child having parental or guardian supervision, Deese said.

Allen also must remain in the state, Deese said.

Allen has a meeting with the 6th Circuit Solicitor on March 7, where Allen can opt to have a pre-trial hearing or have the case go straight to grand jury, Deese said.

If convicted, Allen faces between 10 to 20 years in prison.

Contact Jesef Williams at 283-1152 or jwilliams@thelancasternews.com