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Yonkers man accused of raping 14-year-old Mount Vernon girl

The Mount Vernon Police Department headquarters are located

The Mount Vernon Police Department headquarters are located at 2 Roosevelt Square in downtown Mount Vernon. (May 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

A 52-year-old Yonkers man is being held without bail, accused of raping a 14-year-old Mount Vernon girl that he knows, authorities said.

Fitz Carter was arrested Aug. 31 by Mount Vernon police and charged with first-degree rape for the incident. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

He is accused of raping the girl at about 8 a.m. on Aug. 30 at a South 6th Avenue apartment in Mount Vernon.

Carter threatened to kill the girl if she moved or said anything during the attack, according to court papers filed by Mount Vernon police.

He was arrested the next day, arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court, and ordered held without bail at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.

His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 12. A lawyer for Carter could not be located.

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