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Swansea man accused of raping a child

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By Alana Cerrone


Swansea Police have arrested a man they say raped a child.

Tomas Paiva, 50, is being charged with raping a child with force, statutory rape of a child, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

Paiva was arrested Wednesday evening and held overnight. He was arraigned in Fall River District Court Thursday and held on $7,500 bail.

Detectives are actively investigating the case, and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County is providing services for the victim.

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