Cedar Rapids man accused of rape over two-year period

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - A Cedar Rapids man is facing rape charges after police said he sexually abused a teen girl over the course of two years.

53 year old Michael Beard is charged with sexual abuse and third-degree rape.

Cedar Rapids police said Beard allegedly abused the 15-year-old girl when she was between 13 and 15 years old. Police said the victim lived in the same household as Beard.

Details about the relationship between the victim and Beard were not provided.

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