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DA: Serial Child Rapist Would Lure Kids Off Playgrounds, Host Drug Parties

MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) -- Officials announced the arrest and conviction of a serial child rapist in Delaware County.

Authorities say 20-year-old Hugh Taussig-Lux pleaded guilty to a series of charges, including rape of a child, corruption of minors, and sexual assault.

Authorities say an investigation uncovered a series of assaults that occurred over an 18-month period with a dozen victims ranging from ages 12 to 15.

They say the majority of the assaults took place at Taussig-Lux's apartment in Media starting in the summer of 2014.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said Taussig-Lux would prey on children at Glen Providence Park and Media Elementary.

Playground where rapist would prey on victims. (credit: Alicia Nieves)

When he wasn't luring the kids off the playground, he hosted parties for them with alcohol and drugs, Whelan said.

Officials say Taussig-Lux would hold parties for students from the areas of Media Borough, Upper Providence, Middletown and the surrounding areas.

At that apartment on the 100 block of East Baker Street, Whelan said Taussig-Lux would play video games with the teens, while giving them alcohol or drugs, including cocaine or acid, and then he would force himself on them.

Taussig-Lux is currently incarcerated at Graterford State Correctional Institution. He was sentenced to 13.5 to 27 years in state prison, in addition to eight years of probation.

Authorities say he also faces a lifetime Megan's Law registration.

Police believe there could be additional victims and ask anyone with information to come forward. To report a possible sexual assault by the defendant, please call Officer Young at 610-565-6656.

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