MANSFIELD, Ohio - A 59-year-old man is behind bars on a $1 million bond accused of raping a toddler.
Phillip Ray Elliott, of Mansfield, was arrested Tuesday at his residence on Home Avenue for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl.
Officers said Elliott is related to the victim.
Police said the child's mother took her to the hospital after the toddler complained of pain. A doctor later determined the girl had trauma in the vaginal area, said police.
Police said the toddler and another child were then placed with Children Services.
An investigation led police to arrest Elliott and charge him with rape. He is now locked up in the Richland County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Earlier this week, Elliott entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment at the Mansfield Municipal Court. He is scheduled to appear back in court on October 3rd.
A judge also ordered Elliott not to have contact with the victim or any other minors.
Police said additional charges could be filed.