The Tuscaloosa Police Department has charged a 40-year-old man with the first-degree rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl.

Lt. Teena Richardson, a spokeswoman for the department, said investigators were given a tip last Sunday that the teenager was being sexually abused. They followed up and found probable cause to arrest 40-year-old Erwin Tavarus Wilder Thursday.

Richardson said Wilder is charged with one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

He was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $135,000.

Richardson said the investigation is still ongoing, and Wilder may face more charges in the future.