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ARREST FOLLOWS CHASE IN RAPE OF GIRL, 15

After a brief foot chase, a 35-year-old Lafayette Avenue man was arrested Wednesday on charges of raping and sodomizing a 15-year-old girl, police said.

Charles E. Jones Jr. faces charges of rape, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration.

Northwest District police said the incident had occurred about 1 a.m. in Jones' home after he showed the girl videos with sexual content.

When police went to the home about 9:30 p.m. to investigate the report, Jones fled but was apprehended by Officer Sean Meegan about three blocks away, on Linwood Terrace, police said. They said Officers Anthony Figueroa and Obed Casillas arrested Jones and confiscated a rifle that was in his possession.

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