CHIPLEY – A houseguest at a local residence has been charged for sexual abuse on a child.

Investigators at Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 57-year-old Allen Keith Smith, of Chipley, who had been a houseguest at a local residence, a WCSO news release stated. WCSO received reports Saturday alleging sexual abuse on the child.

It was not immediately clear the age of the child. However, the release stated Smith had entered the child's bedroom "where he began touching the victim."

Smith was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct by a person 18 years of age or older and cruelty towards a child (child abuse) by an act that could result in physical or mental injury.

He was taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail where he is being held on a $75,000 bond.