Rape charge

An Attalla man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The Etowah County Sheriff’s office says 46-year-old Charles William Smith was arrested and charged with second-degree rape, a felony. There were allegedly several incidents of abuse occurring between 2007 and 2010 when the victim was under the age of 16. Smith was being held in the Etowah County Detention Center with bond set at 15-thousand dollars.