Iowa City man accused of sexually abusing child

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An Iowa City man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused a child under the age of twelve.


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.


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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.