KEARNY - A Kerney man has been charged with raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter.

Authorities say the 26-year-old man threatened the girls' mother when she confronted him about sexually assaulting her daughter. The man then allegedly grabbed the mother by the hair while holding a knife, threatening to kill her in front of the girl.

He is facing multiple charges including aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Reports say bail has been set at $250,000.