A 42-year-old Wilkes-Barre man has been charged with repeatedly raping a girl, now 12, over a period of 2 1/2 years.

Nicholas Molino Sr., of Magnolia Avenue, formerly of Summit Hill, is facing numerous of charges.

He was arrested at his Wilkes-Barre home on Tuesday night by city police, then transported to Carbon County where he was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis.

He has been placed in Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.

According to Summit Hill Chief of Police Joseph Fittos Jr., the alleged incidents happened from January 2008 through June 2010.

Fittos said on Feb. 1, police were informed by the victim's mother of the alleged incidents.

The alleged incidents occurred at a residence on East Fell Street at the time, where Molino had residency.

Fittos said the investigation led to their conclusion that Molino raped a young female numerous times at that residence.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was picked up Tuesday without incident.

He has been charged with rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

Also sexual assault, four counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of aggravated indecent assault, incest, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.

The charges have been forwarded to the office of District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford, who has tentatively scheduled a preliminary hearing for Wednesday, Aug. 17.