REED CITY — A former Evart resident was arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges.

Francis Brent Mallo, 49, of Loudon, Tenn., is charged with five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13. Each count carries a life sentence.

His bond was denied and Mallo is scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Osceola County’s 77th District Court.