A Marion man was arrested on child sex charges after allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old acquaintance, authorities said Thursday.

Detective Jason Grindstaff of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Christopher George Daigle, 29, of 340 Hall Estates Drive in Marion, with statutory rape and statutory sex offense.

It is alleged that Daigle had inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old female acquaintance.

The Sheriff’s Office received the case on a referral from the McDowell County Department of Social Services.

Daigle was issued a $400,000 bond.