Man arrested in rape of 9-year-old

September 30, 2009 8:28:38 AM PDT
A man from Dover, Delaware has been arrested on charges that he raped a nine-year-old girl.William H. Matthews, 55, has been arrested by state police.

Troopers say they were notified on Tuesday of the alleged sexual assault that happened on September 18th.

The nine-year-old told her mother about the incident two days later, and she was interviewed by authorities on Tuesday.

Police say they learned the girl was raped at her father's home. Matthews, police say, is an acquaintance of the girl's father.

Matthews was arrested on charges of Rape, Unlawful Sexual Contact, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Matthews was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $56,000 secured bail.