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Oklahoma high school football player charged with first-degree rape

Josh Peckio

MCALESTER, Okla. – A high school football player has been charged with four counts of first-degree rape.

Last week, authorities say 18-year-old Joshua Andrew Peckio was charged with four counts of first-degree rape for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The alleged crime was reported to police in November and charges were just filed in the case.

Under Oklahoma law, a minor who is under the age of 16-years-old is unable to give consent to engage in sexual conduct.

Prosecutors may charge offenders who have sex with a minor under the age of 14-years-old with first-degree rape.

Those who have sex with a minor under 16-years-old may be charged with second-degree rape.

If convicted of the crime, Peckio faces up to 60 yeas in prison.

He was a starting lineman for McAlester High School.

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