Helena-West Helena Police father facing charges related to rape of 5-year-old daughter

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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Helena-West Helena Police are investigating a sexual assault case where the victim is only 5 years old.

The victim told her grandmother her father had sexual contact with her several times, and the grandmother then told police.

Police believe what the 5-year-old said is true and are working with the Arkansas Crimes Against Children Unit to investigate further.

The victim was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock for an examination.

Police took the father into custody Wednesday. Police said he will face charges related to the rape of his daughter, though they did not not say the specific charges.