A Salina man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly engaging in several sexual acts with a girl younger than 14, according to Sgt. Gary Hanus of the Salina Police Department.

Phillip J. Garrett, 41, a south Salina resident, was arrested based on recommended charges of six counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a girl younger than 14, Hanus said.

All of the alleged crimes were for sexual acts with the same victim, Hanus said, and are felonies under Kansas law.

Any sexual intercourse with a child under 14 is considered rape under Kansas law. Other sexual acts with a child under 14 years of age are considered aggravated criminal sodomy under Kansas law, regardless of whether force or coercion was used.

The alleged sexual acts took place between May and August of this year, and police began investigating the allegations against Garrett on Nov. 3, Hanus said. The suspect and the victim were acquainted, Hanus added.