August 17, 2011

A New Castle County man was charged Wednesday with raping a 9-year-old child on at least 10 occasions.

Julio Cruz-Castellanos, 31, from the Collins Park community allegedly sexually abused a child starting when the victim was just 7 years old, according to New Castle County Police.

Police began investigating the alleged rapes in July. The most recent incident allegedly happened about three months ago, cops said.

Further details of the case were withheld to help protect the victim, cops said.