A 28-year-old Washington Court House man has been charged with 10 first-degree felonies for the alleged rape of a 6-year-old girl.
Benjamin L. Knisley, of 1025 Dayton Ave., Lot 12, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Washington Municipal Court at 9:30 a.m.
His initial appearance was held Tuesday and his bond was set by Judge Victor Pontious at $500,000, according to court records. A preliminary hearing has also beet set for this Thursday at noon.
According to reports from the Washington Police Department, a report was made May 4 alleging that an adult male was having sex with a 6-year-old female. Following an investigation, Knisley was arrested Thursday and charged with the 10 counts of first-degree felony rape. He was booked in the Fayette County Jail.
No other information has been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
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