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Man charged with child molestation

February 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A 23-year-old city man is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at his apartment on multiple occasions, Pawtucket Police said.
The suspect, Sergio C. Fernandes, of Vale Street, was arrested on Monday afternoon after a family member went to police about the matter. Major Arthur Martins said the incidents involving the girl, who is unrelated to the suspect and lives elsewhere in the city, are alleged to have been taking place since December.
Based on the complaints, Fernandes was charged with 10 counts of first-degree child molestation sexual assault. He was arraigned Tuesday in Sixth District Court in Providence on the felony charges. He is being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending a March 8 bail hearing.

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