JAY An arrest warrant has been issued for a Eucha man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls.

Ronnie Sampson, 38, of Eucha has been charged with nine felony counts including four counts of rape in the first degree, three counts of forcible sodomy, one count of rape by instrumentation and one count of lewd molestation.

The alleged incidents occurred approximately 10 years ago and involved three girls under the age of 10.

According to probable cause affidavits filed in district court, Sampson allegedly had sex with two of the girls, one at the age of four or five and the other at the age of 10 or 11.

The alleged abuse came to light when a third girl, who was seven years old at the time, told investigators that Sampson had sexually abused her in her home in Eucha.

A bench warrant has been issued and a bond of $580,000 has been set. Sampson could serve 105 years in the Department of Corrections if found guilty on all nine charges.