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      Roma man jailed amid rape allegations

      Tranquilino Patino // Starr County Sheriff's Office Photo

      A Roma man is behind bars following allegations that he raped a woman visiting his home.

      Starr County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Tranquilino Patino-Alejandro over the weekend.

      Investigators said Patino-Alejandro is accused of raping a woman at his rural Roma home.

      The Starr County man allegedly confessed to the crime.

      Action 4 News does not identify victims of sexual assault but investigators told Action 4 News that Patino-Alejandro knew the woman through his ex-wife.

      Patino-Alejandro remains in custody at the Starr County Jail but bond information was not immediately available.

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