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Police charge Council Bluffs man with 5 counts of sexual abuse of girl over 8-year period


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A 48-year-old Council Bluffs man has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse of a girl over an eight-year period.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports ( ) that Steven Cain turned himself in on Wednesday. He is charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and three sexual abuse counts.

Police say the abuse started in 2006 and continued until last year. Cain's alleged victim is now 18.

Police say during a search of Cain's home, investigators found naked pictures of the victim among Cain's collection of pornography.

Cain remained in Pottawattamie County Jail on $75,000 bond Saturday and could not be reached for comment. He is set to make his next court appearance on Aug. 17.

Information from: The Daily Nonpareil,

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