SIOUX FALLS - A Sioux Falls man is in custody, and police say he is accused of raping his own daughter.

Information Officer Sam Clemens says Christopher George Hartford, 30, was arrested on Wednesday after police were notified by the State Department of Social Services about the possibility of sexual contact between the 6-year-old girl and her father.

Clemens says the investigation showed the sexual contact had occurred on multiple occasions.

Hartford is charged with first-degree rape, sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 and two counts of sexual exploitation.

He was to be in court Thursday)afternoon.