Police have charged a Franklin man in the rape of a 14 year-old girl.
Franklin City Police say 20 year-old Gary Delong passed himself off as a 15 year-old boy to meet a girl with whom he first had contact on the Internet. Delong is accused of raping the teen at her home during a visit in March. The alleged victim says Delong then threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident.
Delong was arraigned Tuesday on charges that include rape, statutory sexual assault, the corruption of a minor and making terroristic threats. He was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $40,000 bail, and faces a preliminary hearing next month.