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Man charged with rape of a child
Pablo Jancinto

A 53-year-old McMinniville man was arrested last week by the Smithville Police Department and charged with the rape of an eight year old child. Police say that 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 abuse.

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