A McDowell County sex offender previously convicted in 2004 is facing new charges, authorities said Monday.

Detective Jason Grindstaff of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Christopher Scott McEntire, 44, of 84 Camp Creek Road in Old Fort, with six counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

It is alleged that McEntire had inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old male acquaintance on multiple occasions earlier this year.

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

McEntire is already a registered sex offender, having been convicted of five counts of second-degree sex offense in McDowell County in January 2004 after reportedly molesting two children in his care between March 2001 and June 2002. He was sentenced to 7 ½ to 10 years in prison and was released and registered as a sex offender in May 2010.

McEntire received a $90,000 bond.