Online court records don't list an attorney for 39-year-old Robert Riley Jr., of Altoona.
The Altoona Mirror reports Friday the girl and a relative contacted police earlier this week and told investigators Riley had tried to have sex with the girl several times in recent months.
Police say Riley acknowledged performing a sex act and fondling the girl on at least eight occasions in his basement or attic while his wife was out of the house. Riley's wife applied for a protection-from-abuse order when the rape allegations surfaced Tuesday.
Riley faces a preliminary hearing on eight counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and other crimes on Thursday.