SHARPSVILLE – A Transfer man is accused of raping a child younger than 13 over a four-year period.

Joshua Emery Kaye, 29, of 22 W. Kidds Mill Road, Apartment 48, was charged March 27 with rape of a child, statutory sexual assault and sexual assault for forcing the victim to have sex with him at two residences in Sharpsville.

Sharpsville police investigated the allegations after a Children and Youth Services referral that reported that the child was raped by a person she knew on multiple incidents.

The victim told a children’s specialist and forensic interviewer that Kaye forced her to have sex in his home near a dance studio, then later in his Georgetown Apartments home, police said.

Police said Kaye lived in both areas at the time the allegations were said to have happened.