LAWRENCE — A city man was arrested Monday night on charges that he repeatedly raped a young girl.

Marcos Centeno, 28, 85 High St., was charged with rape of a child under 16 with force, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, and assault and battery on a household member.

He was arrested by Detective Lt. Mary Bartlett, a sexual assault investigator, about 10 p.m. following an investigation.

"It is abuse that went on in a pattern over a five-year period," Bartlett said.

She said the victim disclosed the assaults to her mother, who then contacted police. Bartlett refused further comment of the case.

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