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(WBIR) A 53-year-old Maryville man has been charged with two counts of rape of a child.

According to Maryville Police, Stephen Stringfield was brought in for questioning Friday night and confessed to sexually assaulting a young girl on two different occasions last year.

Police said the victim, who was five-years-old at the time, told her parents in early June of this year about the incident.

Authorities began an investigation, which led them to bringing Stringfield in on Friday.

He's being held on $100,000 bond. He's scheduled for an initial court date on June 24th.

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