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Cedar Rapids man accused of sexually abusing 11-year-old girl while brother was locked outside the house

Walter Boyd
Walter Boyd

A Cedar Rapids man faces the charge of 2nd degree sexual abuse following an incident on December 11, 2017.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Walter Demetris Boyd, 38, was allegedly supervising an 11-year-old girl and her brother at the children’s home on the NE side of Cedar Rapids.

During the day of December 11, 2017, Boyd allegedly locked the girl’s brother outside of the home before committing the abuse of the girl in her bedroom.

The girl called her mother, who was at work, and was taken to the hospital where a sexual assault examination was performed.

According to the report, physical evidence was obtained and was submitted to the DCI lab where criminalists were able to identify physical evidence that corroborated what the girl had said occurred.

Boyd now faces a charge of 2nd degree sexual abuse, and is being held on $40,000 cash only bond at the Linn County Jail.

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