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William Edward Stacy (mug shot CCSO)

A man from Galena is facing rape charges in Carroll County, Arkansas in connection to an alleged inappropriate relationship he had with a 13 year-old girl.

Authorities say the relationship between the teen and William Edward Stacy, 39, came to light after the girl's father felt Stacy, who was a family friend, was spending too much time with the teen and read her journal. The girl admitted to a relationship with Stacy after her father confronted her.

Court records say Stacy allegedly attempted suicide the day the relationship was uncovered. A relative of Stacy's told authorities, "He would rather kill himself than to go to jail for something he did not do," the warrant states.

Stacy is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Carroll County on August 13th.