Sharp County authorities are reporting a Batesville man was arrested and is being held on a $150,000 bond after a judge found probable cause to charge him with raping a child.

Edward Baires-Reyes, age 26 of Batesville was arrested on Friday, June 7th after a woman reported he had been having intercourse with her child.

The victim stated the contact was not consensual and had been going on since March according to court documents.

A judge found probable cause to arrest Baires-Reyes on suspicion of rape, a Class Y felony.
Baires-Reyes is being held in the Sharp County Detention Center.

Bates-Reyes next court date is set for July 15th.