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Rome man accused of raping female child

28-year-old Antonio Gualandi of Rome (Photo courtesy of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office)

A Rome man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly raped a child in the city of Rome.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017 10:14 AM

ROME – A Rome man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly raped a child, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

Antonio Gualandi, 28, was arrested Tuesday on an indictment warrant from Oneida County Court on a charge of felony third-degree rape. According to Lisi, an investigation found that Gualandi allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female child under the age of 17 while in the city of Rome.

Deputies say Gualandi was held pending his arraignment.

The victim has been offered counseling services through the Child Advocacy Center.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Rome Police Department assisted the Child Advocacy Center in this investigation.

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