MELBOURNE, AR (KAIT) - A Melbourne man is behind bars after police say he sexually assaulted an under aged girl.
20-year-old Joseph Edward Brown is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female on at least two occasions.
Initially, Brown told the Izard County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police that the girl told him she was 17-years-old and that he believed it. However, Brown later changed his statement, telling Sheriff Tate Lawrence that he was aware that the female was only 13-years-old prior to engaging in sexual intercourse.
Brown is in the Izard County Sheriff's Department in lieu of $25,000 bond and a department of correction bond.