Authorities report a 65-year-old Batesville man is in jail charged with one count of rape.

Russell Christopher Ade was charged in Independence County Circuit Court on Friday of last week with the Class Y felony.

The court documents noted the charge involved a child under the age of 14.

Batesville Police received information from Crimes Against Children earlier this month regarding a minor who had stated to a counselor claims of being inappropriately touched by Ade.

The minor told officials about more than one incident involving Ade.

Batesville Police took Ade into custody in the front yard of his home on July 7th.

Authorities obtained a search warrant and conducted a search of the suspect’s home, confiscating numerous items as evidence in the case.

Ade denied having sexual contact with the minor.

The affidavit stated that when asked by investigators why the minor would lie about the accusations, Ade immediately requested an attorney.

Ade is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.