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Racine Police DepartmentA man has been charged after he forced a girl he met online to have sex with him, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Ryan Grubb, 19, of Kenosha, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with second degree sexual assault. If convicted, Grubb faces up to 40 years in prison and/or fined up to $100,000.

Grubb is being held on a $7,500.

According to the criminal complaint, a 17-year-old girl was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospital by a friend after she made suicidal statements after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Grubb.

The girl told police that after getting into an argument with her grandmother, she posted on a social media app called “Meet Me” that she wanted a ride to Racine. Grubb answered her and told the girl he would give her a ride. The two met and they drove around in his truck for a while. The girl told Grub she wanted to back to Kenosha. Grubb agreed, but he told her he needed to stop by a friend’s boat first and he drove to Pugh’s Marina.

Grubb told the girl he didn’t think the two would have sex and the girl told him she wouldn’t. He invited her on to the boat and Grubb tried to kiss the girl. She told him “no,” but he said “yes” and forced her to have sex with him. Grubb then drove the girl back to Kenosha where the girl called a friend, who then took her to the hospital.

A preliminary hearing for the case has been set for 9 a.m. Aug. 19 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.