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Billerica man faces child rape charges

July 2, 2013

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Billerica man charged with raping a 6-year-old girl at his girlfriend’s unlicensed day care center has been ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Michael Martel pleaded not guilty Monday in Lowell District Court to charges including multiple counts of aggravated rape and rape of a child with force as well as indecent assault and battery of a child under 14.

Prosecutors allege the 42-year-old Martel would get the girl alone at the day care center at the home he shared with his girlfriend and rape her.

The Sun of Lowell (http://bit.ly/15dlJax ) reports that Martel was arrested Friday after the alleged victim was interviewed, and denied the allegations.

His lawyer said the day care is no longer operating, but did not address the allegations against his client.

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Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com

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