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Bridgeport charges babysitter with raping child

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) -

A New Haven man babysitting an 8-year-old girl in Bridgeport has been arrested on charges he raped her dozens of times.
    
The Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport police say they don't know exactly how many times Elier Garcia allegedly raped the girl because she said it occurred nearly every day since January.
    
The 24-year-old Garcia was charged with 28 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor and 28 counts of risk of injury to a minor. He was held in lieu of $200,000 bond.
    
The arrest warrant affidavit says the girl told police Garcia threatened to whip her and kill her if she told anyone about the alleged assaults.
    
It was not known Wednesday morning if Garcia is represented by a lawyer.
    
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