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Two Buffalo men arrested for allegedly raping young girls

A 41-year-old man who had been a fugitive since December and a 32-year-old Donovan Drive man were both arrested by Buffalo Sex Offense Squad detectives Wednesday for allegedly raping two young girls.

Lenard Harris, who reportedly fled Buffalo and went out of state after the alleged incident, was arrested on Winslow Avenue where he initially used a fake name when confronted by police officers, police said.

Harris was charged by Detective Jacqueline S. Sullivan with first-degree rape and criminal impersonation for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl while living with her family in the city’s Delavan-Grider area in December. Sullivan and Detective Valerie Stover-Kelly interviewed Juan Quinones, the Donovan Drive suspect, and then charged him with second-degree rape, second-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in his home in February.