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Harrisburg man sexually assaulted child, police say

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg man has been arrested on allegations he had been sexually assaulting a 12-year-old over the last year, police said.

Eric Santiago Rodriguez Jr., 38, was charged Tuesday with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of a minor, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault and indecent exposure, according to Swatara Township police.

He has been jailed in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail.

Police said the investigation began when the girl confided in a friend that Rodriguez had been sexually abusing her.

After the friend encouraged her to speak out, the girl reported the abuse to her mother and a school teacher, police said.

 

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