A Davenport man has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing two children under the age of 12.

Max V. Thorndike, 64, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse. According to court records, Thorndike allegedly forced two children to place their hands on his genitals while at his Davenport home.

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Thorndike was being held Wednesday in the Scott County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Second-degree sexual abuse is a Class B felony, punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison.