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The Licking County Sheriff's Office says they've made an arrest in the alleged rape involving a Pataskala teen.
Detectives said they began investigating the alleged rape of a 13-year-old female on May 23, 2014. Detectives met with the victim and gathered evidence and Friday arrested 20-year-old Tony Patete of Newark.
In an interview with detectives Patete admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the child while at her residence.
Detectives continue to follow up on this case and additional charges may be file with the prosecutor''s office.