A Lost Creek man was arrested and charged with seven sex-related charges Thursday.
Michael Messer, 22, is charged with three counts of sexual assault in the first degree, three counts of incest and one count of sexual abuse by parent or guardian after Harrison County deputies said he assaulted a 7-year-old relative on numerous occasions.
The Harrison County Child Advocacy Center was able to talk with the 7-year-old girl and were able to determine Messer had sexually assaulted her multiple times at a Good Hope residence.
Deputies then talked with Messer and he admitted to sexually assaulting the 7-year-old girl on four different occasions between Christmas 2014 and May 22.
Messer is currently in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $175,000 bail.