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Swansea man charged with raping child

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SWANSEA, Mass. -

A Swansea man has been arrested and charged with raping a child, police said Friday.

Tomas Paiva, 50, was arrested Thursday at his home.

He was charged with rape of a child with force, statutory rape of a child, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14.

Paiva was arraigned in Fall River District Court on Thursday and a judge set bail at $7,500.

No other details were released.

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