Lee County Man Arrested for Rape

A Lee County man is behind bars charged with raping a six year old child. Twenty eight year old Joshua Smith is charged with first degree rape. Detectives arrested Smith after the girl's parents told police they thought she's been abused.

Investigators tell our news partner WTVM, an examine confirmed the parents' worst fears. "He was an acquaintance of the family, he is not a blood relative or related to the family at all," says  Captain Van Jackson.

Captain Jackson says they're not releasing any other details, because they are trying to protect the young victim.