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Man accused of abusing stepdaughter

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Police in Des Moines say they have charged a local man with sexual abuse for allegedly having sex with his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

Officers said Monday that 27-year-old Joseph Ryan Moberly allegedly had sex with the girl multiple times over the last year, starting when the child was still 11. He was charged with second- and third-degree sexual abuse, and is being held at the Polk County Jail.

Police Sgt. Lori Lavorato says Moberly was estranged from his family, including the victim in the weeks that led up to the most recent incident, which allegedly happened on Saturday.

Police did not know Monday night if Moberly had an attorney.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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