Sharp County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he allegedly groomed and raped a child multiple times.

The Sharp County Sheriff’s Office received a report on June 15th from the Arkansas Crimes Against Children Unit of a man allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Investigators with the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division began collecting evidence, then on Thursday, June 22nd deputies arrested Terry Long age 64 of Ash Flat on suspicion of rape.

Officials say Long “had groomed and raped the child on several occasions over the course of a year.”

Long was arrested and is being held in the Sharp County Detention Center.