SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A Shelburn man has been taken into custody on a rape charge.

Indiana State Police began the investigation in mid July after receiving information about a rape allegation in Sullivan County.

Police say after reviewing the investigation, the Sullivan County Prosecutor asked for an arrest warrant to be issued for 44-year-old Ricky J. Bieber.

The warrant was issued by Sullivan Circuit Court and Bieber was arrested on August 2nd.

He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail on charges of rape and sexual battery.