Marshalltown man charged with abusing girl under 10

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A 55-year-old Marshalltown man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 10.

Marshalltown police began an investigation on Dec. 1 into a complaint of possible sexual abuse involving an adult male and a young girl, the Times-Republican reports.

The suspect, Jack Lee Bown, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 15, and has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child.

He was being held in the Marshall County Jail. His initial court appearance has been set for Friday morning.