(KAKE) Authorities say a man from Mexico who has been deported several times faces charges accusing him of raping a child in Kansas.
Tomas Martinez-Maldonado is jailed in Geary County on $100,000 bond on a charge of raping a child under the age of 14 last month. Public defender Cole Hawver declined to comment Friday. The public defender's office was appointed to represent Martinez-Maldonado during his first appearance Thursday.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says he was taken into custody in late September in Missouri, where authorities alerted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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