Police have charged an East Brainerd man with child rape.
Taken into custody was Jaime Francisco Zarate, 39, of 1609B N. Concord Road.
Police said a woman told them that last Wednesday Zarate picked up her six-year-old daughter to take her to a movie. The woman said after the child was returned home, she told her that Zarate took her to his residence, pulled her pants down and licked her private area.
The girl was taken for an examination and a swab taken from her was sent to the TBI Lab to check for DNA.
The girl said Zarate told her not to tell anyone or she would get in trouble, it was stated.
Zarate told police he did pick up the girl and take her to Walmart, his apartment and then a movie. He said she came inside his apartment while he changed shoes prior to going to the movie.
He initially denied touching the girl in any way other than holding her hand, but later said he had kissed her on the cheek several times.