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POLICE: Man raped, gave drugs to 12-year-old girl

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A man is in custody after police say he had raped a 12-year-old girl and gave her marijuana.

Lavelle Ausberry, 21, was arrested after the victim told police that he broke into a vacant residence in Springdale on Tuesday and had sex with her twice.

Ausberry was charged with corrupting another with drugs, breaking and entering, and two counts of rape.

In court Thursday, the defense argued that Ausberry thought the victim was of legal age.

He is being held on $200,000 bond for each count.

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