Dunlap man charged with child rape

Dakota A. Waldrop
photo Dakota A. Waldrop

A 22-year-old Dunlap, Tenn., man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of child rape.

Dakota A. Waldrop is charged with one count of rape of a child, but more charges are likely involving the same victim, Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth said Friday.

The victim is a girl under the age of 13, Huth said. Waldrop is an acquaintance of the victim's family, he said.

Huth said the abuse happened back in November but only came to light a couple of weeks ago.

"When we first got wind of this, one of the first things we did was take the victim to the Child Advocacy Center in Chattanooga and we did a forensic interview with the victim," Huth said.