Florida man charged for traveling to Delaware for sex with teen


Published: Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.

MILFORD, Del. A 19-year-old Florida man is charged with traveling to Delaware to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet.

State police say Joseph Cunningham of Apopka was arrested Friday. He's been charged with three counts of third-degree rape, one count of fourth-degree rape and two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Police say Cunningham communicated on the Internet with the victim, who's from Milford. He drove to Delaware from North Carolina to meet her, then drove her to a secluded area near her home, where they engaged in sexual activity. Police say there was additional inappropriate contact at the girl's home.

Police used Cunningham's cell phone to track him to a convenience store in Dover, where he was arrested without incident by Dover police.

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