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Swansea man, 69, faces child rape charges

A 69-year-old Swansea man is facing charges of rape and assault on a child under the age of 14, authorities said.

Lawrence Lamphier is to be arraigned in Fall River District Court today on charges of raping a child with force and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years old, according to Swansea Police Detective Patrick Mooney.

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Lamphier was arrested at his home Monday night following an investigation by Swansea police.

“The services of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County were utilized to assist with the victims,” Mooney said today in a statement.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.

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