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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.

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

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

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