A New Castle County man was charged Wednesday with raping a 9-year-old child on at least 10 occasions.
Julio Cruz-Castellanos, 31, from the Collins Park community allegedly sexually abused a child starting when the victim was just 7 years old, according to New Castle County Police.
Police began investigating the alleged rapes in July. The most recent incident allegedly happened about three months ago, cops said.
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Further details of the case were withheld to help protect the victim, cops said.
Authorities located Cruz-Castellanos in his home and arrested him after confirming his alleged involvement, police said.
Cruz-Castellanos is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, unlawful sexual contact in the third degree and 10 counts of second-degree rape.
He was arraigned and was detained after failing to post $276,000 bail.
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