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Grand jury indicts Woonsocket man in rape

A Providence County Grand Jury has indicted a Woonsocket man in connection with the violent rape of a woman in April.

Leopoldo Belen, 33, was charged with four counts of first-degree sexual assault.

Police said Belen forcibly held a woman and assaulted her over a two-hour period in her bedroom.

The woman told investigators Belen had kept her at her apartment.

Belen is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Sept. 10.

Belen has an extensive police record that includes prison time for felony domestic assault.

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