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Salt Lake City man charged with rape of child

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City man accused of sexually abusing a girl for nine years was charged Friday with seven first-degree felonies, including rape of a child and sodomy on a child.

The abuse reportedly began when the girl was 7 years old in April 2001, continuing through January 2010. The girl said 36-year-old Jose Manuel Gadea sexually violated her in numerous ways and forced her to touch him inappropriately on a daily basis for years.

Gadea is charged with four counts of sex abuse of a child, two counts of sodomy on a child, two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of rape and one count of rape of a child.

— Abigail Shaha