DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WRCB) -- An Alabama man accused of raping a 12 year old female back in 1987 has been arrested and taken in to custody by deputies with the DeKalb CountySheriff's Office in Alabama.

Keary Edward Chandler, 50, of Rainsville, Alabama, is facing a second degree rape charge based on a complaint filed earlier this year.

The alleged incident took place approximately 25 years ago and involved a 12 year old female.

The charge is based on Alabama law which states a person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if: being 16 years old or older, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 years old and more than 12 years old; provided, however, the actor is at least two years older than the member of the opposite sex.

Second degree rape is a Class B felony in Alabama.

This case is still being investigated by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney's Office.