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Teen arrested for raping girl and filming assault

Police have arrested an 18-year-old city man who allegedly raped a young girl - and videotaped the assault.

Teen arrested for raping girl and filming assault

Police have arrested an 18-year-old city man who allegedly raped a young girl - and videotaped the assault.

Ralph A. Espinosa was charged with 15 crimes including rape, unlawful contact with a minor, false imprisonment and corruption of minors for an attack that allegedly occurred Tuesday, according to court records. He was jailed on $1 million bail and faces a March 24 preliminary hearing, records show.

A police spokeswoman said she had no details on the incident and referred questions to the special victims unit. A supervisor there declined to answer questions. Check back for updates.

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