GROVELAND, MASS. (WHDH) - A Groveland man accused of repeatedly raping a child has been ordered held without bail, officials said.

Christopher Shramko, 52, was arraigned Friday in Haverhill District Court on three counts of rape of a child with force and one count of child rape aggravated by age difference, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

He was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Nov. 7.

Shramko was arrested Thursday night after officers were contacted by a mandated reporter to whom the alleged victim disclosed the allegations. The victim claimed Shramko raped her multiple times on a day several years ago.

In a statement, Groveland Police Chief Jeff Gillen said, “While these allegations are deeply troubling, we do not believe that there was a threat to the public at large.”

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