Updated Wed, Jan 16, 2013 4:19 pm
UPDATE 4:13 P.M. A Scioto County man accused of raping three young girls pleaded not guilty to each of the three felony counts against him.
A Scioto County man is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court Wednesday after being charged for the rape of three young girls.
Michael Lockheart, 51, was arrested Tuesday by New Boston Police for rape of three sisters, ages 5, 6 and 8.
Police said he confessed to the crimes and was charged with three first-degree felonies.
The investigation began last month when the parents of the children informed police of several incidents between 2002 and 2009.
Lockheart was a friend of the family and lived with the victim's grandmother.
He is currently being held in Scioto County Jail.