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Man from Camden County Arrested, Charged with Rape, Incest

Authorities with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office say they have arrested a man who engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old family member.

Richard Bennett has been charged with incest and statutory rape after someone close to the family reported the incident to police.

Police discovered Bennett had a sexual relationship with a member of his family under-18. They also discovered the child had given birth.

DNA evidence by investigators confirmed with “99.999%” accuracy that Bennett is the father of the child the 16-year-old gave birth to.

Bennett was 32 at the time of the birth.

Investigators say that following the child’s birth, Bennett and the girl got married after receiving permission from her mother.

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