BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Florida flight attendant has been charged with raping a 10-year-old boy more than 100 times.
Rafael Padilla-Cruz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., surrendered to police in Bridgeport after being served with an extradition warrant in Florida.
The Connecticut Post reports that the 22-year-old Padilla-Cruz was charged with 156 counts of first-degree sexual assault and 156 counts of risk of injury to a minor.
His lawyer, Richard Meehan, said his client vehemently denies that he engaged in any inappropriate conduct with anyone.
Padilla-Cruz was released on $200,000 bond.
The arrest warrant says the boy, who is now 15, said Padilla-Cruz raped him almost daily between 2007 and 2008 while he was living with the boy's family in Bridgeport. The affidavit says Padilla-Cruz said something would happen to his mother if he complained.
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