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Slatington man charged with rape of a child

SLATINGTON, Pa. - A Lehigh County man is facing child rape and sexual assault charges.

Thomas Fine, 44, is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, including having sex with one of them, according to court documents.

The assaults began when the girls were about 4 years old and continued for about 10 years, authorities said.

Fine, of Slatington, was arraigned Friday on charges of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and two counts of sexual assault, among other charges.

He is behind bars in Lehigh County Jail unable to post 10 percent of $100,000 bail.

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