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Man charged for rape of 8-year-old
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Pablo Jamineze Jacinto

A 53-year-old McMinnville man has been arrested by Smithville Police Department and charged with the rape of an 8-year-old child. 

Police say Pablo Jancinto was arrested last Wednesday at a home in Smithville while he was visiting friends.

Police were hesitant to release too many detail in the case, but allege that in 2017 Jancinto sexually penetrated and fondled the daughter of his then-girlfriend over a period of months.  Authorities only recently became aware of the allegations after the girl came forward about the sexual abuse.

Jancinto is being held at DeKalb County Jail under $125,000 bond and is due to appear in court May 20.