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Xavier Lacosta-Franco arrested in 2010 rape of child

Authorities apprehend Reading man in 2010 rape of child

READING, Pa. - A Reading man is locked up on $1 million bail on charges he raped a child in 2010.

Members of the Berks County sheriff's office fugitive task force and detectives with the district attorney's office apprehended Xavier Lacosta-Franco without incident at a home in the 1300 block of North 10th Street in Reading, officials said Friday.

Authorities could provide no additional details about the incident for which Lacosta-Franco was wanted.

Lacosta-Franco, 29, was arraigned Friday morning on several charges, including rape - threat of forcible compulsion, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and aggravated indecent assault.

He was committed to the Berks County Jail.


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