Public Safety

Cedar Rapids teen baby sitter accused of sex abuse

The Linn County Courthouse on May's Island in downtown Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
The Linn County Courthouse on May's Island in downtown Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

A Cedar Rapids teen has been charged with sex abuse based on allegations he committed a sex act on a 10-year-old boy he was baby-sitting.

Espoir Mukula, 16, is accused of second-degree sex abuse, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

The 10-year-old boy told his parents Mukula had committed a sex act on him April 27 when Mukula was baby-sitting the boy, court records state. The boy was taken to a hospital, where a doctor noted he had sustained injuries consistent with the allegation, records state.

Investigators made contact with Mukula, who admitted in engaging in sex acts with the child, according to police.

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