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Police: Indiana man accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old Linn County girl

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Indiana man has been accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl almost two years ago.

According to a Cedar Rapids police complaint, Michael T. Herre, 35, engaged in a sex act with a minor against her will on July 9, 2016 on the 4800 block of Blue Creek Road.

After the incident, Herre told the girl to not tell anyone, police said.

The now 14-year-old girl described the incident in a forensic interview at the St. Luke’s Child Protection Center, police said.

Herre faces a one county of third-degree sexual abuse charge, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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