83-year-old Gallatin man charged with raping young girl

83-year-old Gallatin man charged with raping young girl (Image 1)
83-year-old Gallatin man charged with raping young girl (Image 1)

An 83-year-old Gallatin man has been charged with raping a five-year-old girl.

According to a report in The Tennessean, Charles McFerren was taken into custody on Sunday after a witness turned him into authorities.

The newspaper reported McFerren, who is from Arkansas, has been living in Gallatin for at least eight years.

McFerren reportedly admitted to raping the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.

Additional charges are expected.

*The Tennessean contributed to this report.

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