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Man charged with sexual assault, luring for alleged inappropriate relationships with teenaged girls

A 24-year-old male is facing multiple charges after allegedly meeting two young females on social media and engaging in inappropriate relationships with them.

According to police, the man met a 15-year-old female on social media in early 2020 and began an inappropriate relationship with her. He was also engaged in a separate, inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old female starting in October 2018, which continued into March 2020.

Richard Durante of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of luring a person under 16 years of age by means of telecommunication and three counts of breach of release order.

He was held for a bail hearing.

“Investigators ask parents to be mindful of social media activity and talk to your children about the dangers it poses,” reads a media release.

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