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An Iowa City man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused a child under the age of 12.
Trey William Beard, 21, abused the child between 20 and 30 times at a house in Iowa City between March 2021 and August 2022, according to criminal complaints. He also reportedly abused the child at least once in 2018 at a residence in North Liberty.
Beard reportedly threatened to slit the child’s throat and hurt the child in other ways if the child told anyone about the abuse, the complaints state.
Beard is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse. He had his first appearance in court Thursday and is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $100,000 bond. A no-contact order has been filed on behalf of the victim.
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