A 48-year-old Lascassas man was found guilty of raping a five-year-old girl on several occasions earlier this week in Rutherford County.
Mark Looney was convicted of two counts of child abuse and four counts of rape of a child, WGNS Radio reported.
Looney reportedly told the child not to tell anyone about the incidents because he would go to jail.
The young victim waited several months before telling her parents.
Looney has not been sentenced for the charges.
*WGNS Radio contributed to this report.