Pennsylvania Man Accused Of Raping Child For 3 Years, Now He's Behind Bars

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Source: Scranton police; MEGA

Sep. 12 2022, Published 11:14 a.m. ET

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A man raped a child for three years, and now he faces criminal charges, police said.

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Last week, police in Scranton, Pennsylvania, announced the arrest of 46-year-old Alexis Gomez-Leiva in connection to the case.

On Aug. 29, detectives responded to a reported rape.

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A 12-year-old girl told police that Gomez-Leiva had raped her for three years, starting when she was 9 years old, police said. The relationship between the victim and the suspect was not released by police.

Detectives spoke to Gomez-Leiva and he was arrested.

He now faces charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault and statutory sexual assault.


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