DeKalb County, Alabama authorities have arrested a 43 year old man and charged him with rape in connection with an incident involving a girl under the age of 16.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department learned of the incident from the girls mother. 

The mother had contacted law enforcement officials after the girl confided in her that the incident had taken place.  Investigators arrested 43 year old Christopher Todd Richey and charged him with rape in the first degree.  Richey was reportedly an acquaintence of the victim’s family.Richey remains in jail at this time on $100,000 bond.