ELK RIVER -- Sherburne County authorities have arrested a Big Lake man on suspicion of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Sheriff Joel Brott says 41-year-old Rodney Barfknecht sexually assaulted a pre-teenage girl on more than one occasion.

Barfknecht was arrested today and taken to the Sherburne County Jail where he is being held until he can be arraigned on the charges.