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Vermilion man arrested, accused of raping 9-year-old girl


VERMILION — A 30-year-old Vermilion man was arrested over the weekend and is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl.

Louis Bernard is being held at the Lorain County Jail without bond.

According to Lt. Richard Labis, the alleged rapes took place more than once at a home in Vermilion but did not just occur over the weekend.

He said the child let a parent know about the rapes on Sunday.

Bernard will be in court at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Vermilion.

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