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Cedar Rapids man accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

According to Cedar Rapids police criminal complaints, Troy W. Wheeler, of Cedar Rapids, committed sexual abuse of a 14-year-old on or around March 22 at an Eighth Avenue SW residence.

In a forensic interview with the St. Luke’s Child Protection Center, the victim described how Wheeler, who was 27 at the time of the incident, engaged in a sex act with her, according to police.

Wheeler, 28, has been charged with one count of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He was being held Thursday in the Linn County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

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