Niles resident accused of raping teen girl

WARREN — A Niles man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, attempted rape and gross sexual imposition in connection to the rape of a teenage girl, according to court documents.

Justin R. Leeper, 19, of 51 Russell Ave., was charged after police investigated incidents that occurred in November and January, reports show. His bond was set at $200,000 during a hearing Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, where he is due back Aug. 28.

If convicted, Leeper could get about 30 years in prison.

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