Child rapist ordered to appear on child porn charges

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A judge has ordered a former Maine resident serving 18 years in a Delaware prison for child sex abuse to appear in federal court on child pornography charges.

A magistrate judge on Monday scheduled a March 16 initial appearance for 36-year-old James Ira Allen, who was indicted in 2015 on the federal charges.

Allen is currently imprisoned at Sussex Correctional Institute after pleading guilty to raping and sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl he met online.

Allen was arrested in February 2015 when troopers went to a Georgetown motel and found him with the girl, who had been reported as a runaway.

Authorities say investigators found Allen and the girl with a lifelike baby doll, a car seat, diapers and other infant supplies they used to pretend they had a real baby.
 

© 2017 Associated Press


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