A Conway man was escorted from the Faulkner County Courthouse in handcuffs around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night after being found guilty of three counts of rape.

Dr. Byron Kevin Beaver, 39, of Conway was arrested in Aug. 2011 following an investigation that was based on allegations made by the mother of the 7-year-old victim.

The trial began on Tuesday morning in Faulkner County Circuit Court under Judge David Reynolds.

A jury deliberated for about six hours on Wednesday evening before returning the guilty verdicts.

In an earlier interview with the Log Cabin Democrat, Faulkner County Sheriff's Captain Matt Rice said investigators believed it was "apparent" that the case needed further attention after speaking with the victim and discussing the case.

Beaver turned himself in to investigators after being made aware of the allegations, Rice said.

Beaver was a medical doctor with a wound care practice in Morrilton that was affiliated with the St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock.

Defense attorneys told the jury Beaver has been on house arrest for the past 13 months preparing for the trial.

"We're obviously pleased with the jury's verdict of guilty tonight, but I need to reserve further comment until after the sentencing hearing," said Prosecutor Cody Hiland.

Sentencing has been set for 9 a.m. Thursday morning.