Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man accused of abusing young girl for 4 years

Zachary Meineke
Zachary Meineke

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested a Cedar Rapids man Monday after a young girl reported he had sexually abused her multiple times over the past four years.

Zachary R. Meineke, 35, faces charges that include second-degree sexual abuse.

The arrest comes after a girl younger than 12 told police Meineke had subjected her to a number of sex acts at a residence in Cedar Rapids between October 2016 and April.

Police said Meineke denied the girl’s claims but also corroborated some of her account.

A warrant was issued for Meineke’s arrest June 17, and he was taken into custody Monday. He since has been released on a $50,000 bond.

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