Salesman accused of raping boy in store

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - November 25, 2009

Francisco Wellington Barros-Gomes of Charlton was ordered held Wednesday on charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and rape of a child with force. The 26-year-old Brazilian was ordered to surrender his passport.

A not guilty plea was entered for him. His lawyer says he can't pay the $25,000 cash bail.

Prosecutors say Barros-Gomes assaulted the boy Tuesday at the company's Sturbridge store after offering to bring him clothes to try on. A phone message was left Wednesday for the store's manager.

A woman who answered the phone at a listing for Barros-Gomes hung up without comment.

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