A Pocahontas man faces felony charges after investigators say he sexually assaulted a young child.

On Jan. 8th the Arkansas State Police’s Crimes Against Children Division contacted Pocahontas police regarding Brandon Michael Gosnell, age 32.

CACD reported Gosnell had allegedly sexually assaulted a child, according to the affidavit.

During an interview on January 22nd with CACD investigators and Pocahontas investigators , Gosnell admitted to touching the child.

Mr. Gosnell stated during the interview “he was like a father figure,” according to the affidavit.

Gosnell was arrested on one count of second-degree sexual assault.

A district judge found probable cause to charge him and set his bond at $120,000 with the stipulation Gosnell has no contact with the victim or any children.