CANTON, MS (WLBT) - Canton police have made an arrest in the rape of a 5-year-old girl.
Late Friday afternoon, Chief Vickie McNeill confirmed the arrest of 26-year-old Challis Lewis.
Police say Lewis is a convicted felon with a long criminal past. He was picked up earlier this week and held as a person of interest in the case.
Investigators used DNA evidence to link him to the crime.
Lewis is charged with burglary, kidnapping and rape.
His bond is set at $1,725,000.00.
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