WHITEWATER, Wis. -

A 36-year-old man is suspected of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old relative, according to a release from Whitewater police.

Police said they were alerted to the case on May 6 by the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services Child Protective Services.

The man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault of a child and engaging in repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child.