BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A Buncombe County man was arrested on a charge of statutory rape of a child by adult.

According to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were made aware Thursday of a sexual assault of a juvenile.

Investigators said they, along with the Department of Social Services, were able to identify the suspect and conduct a search of his home.

32-year-old Christopher Murray Upshaw was arrested Thursday and is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center on $300,000 bond.