An illegal alien from Brazil who has been living in Framingham, Mass., for the last five years has been indicted on the rape of an 11-year-old girl in his home earlier this year.
A spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's office said Luciano Souza, 48, of Elm Street, was charged with one count of child rape. No superior court arraignment date has been set.
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Souza has been in custody since his arrest. He is accused of raping the girl sometime prior to April 7 in his apartment.
During a hearing in Framingham District Court, prosecutors requested $100,000 bail for Souza. Prosecutor Deb Bercovitch said she was worried that if Souza made bail, he would be deported by federal authorities. Bail was set at $50,000.
Souza is an illegal immigrant from Brazil, who came to the United States by crossing the Mexican border. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has started proceedings to deport Souza.
Souza is accused of raping the 11-year-old girl in his Elm Street home sometime before April 7. According to court records, Souza was giving a massage to the girl and then raped her.