Troy man jailed on rape charges

Alleged to have sexual contact with child under 11

Thomas Contento

Thomas Contento

Staff Reports

TROY — A Troy man was arrested Friday on charges of rape.

Thomas A. Contento, 48, was arrested by the Troy Police Department on Friday on eight charges of rape.

The sexual acts are against a child under the age of of 11, according to Troy Police Department Captain Joe Long.

He remains jailed at the Miami County Jail where he is awaiting his preliminary hearing on the charges, each first degree felonies.

Long said Contento had previously been investigated for similar charges, however no charges were able to be brought. This is a new investigation, Long said.

He was arraigned Monday morning on the eight charges and is being held on $100,000 for each charge for a total of $800,000 bond.

His arriagnment is set for Jan. 26 in Judge Elizabeth Gutmann’s court.

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Alleged to have sexual contact with child under 11