Thirty-year-old Phillip Broyal, of 327 Vander Oldham Rd. in Bear Creek, was arrested on Monday after a month-long investigation.
Detectives said the sexual assault occurred around Christmas with a child who is a relative of Broyal. The child reported in February that she was assaulted while she was visiting his home.
Broyal has been arrested and convicted on two previous occasions in Granville and Durham counties for felonious indecent liberties with a minor. He was initially registered in Chatham County in July 2011.
Broyal was charged with felony indecent liberties with child, felony statutory rape/sex offense, felony child abuse/serious bodily injury. He was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on Monday.