"Allegations were made by the victim and they were substantiated by other people," said Tate Lawrence, Izard County sheriff. "(Edwards) was contacted and asked to come to the sheriff's office. He responded soon after."
Edwards is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female at the victim's home, the report said.
A class "Y" felony carries a sentence of not less than 10 years and not more that 40 years, or life in the Arkansas Department of Correction.
Edwards remained in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond as of 9:40 a.m., on Aug. 11. An arraignment has been set for Sept. 8.