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Investigators: Sheriff's Deputy Sexually Abused Teen

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) A former sheriff's deputy in northwest Iowa has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Christopher Wayne Lincecum was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree sexual abuse.

The department began investigating Lincecum at the end of June. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says Lincecum had inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl on one of two occasions when the victim went on a ride-along with Lincecum while he worked.

Officials say Lincecum was booked and subsequently bonded out. Court records do not list an attorney.

The department says Lincecum left the department in the spring due to an unrelated matter. Additional information was not provided.

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