A Davenport registered sex offender was arrested Thursday after police say he had sexually abused a child multiple times since 2001.

Searcy Lavern Wyatt Jr., 45, was booked into the Scott County Jail at 11:15 a.m. on one count of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and one count of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Online jail records show that he was released less than an hour later after posting $35,000 through a bail bond company.

Arrest affidavits released by Davenport police Thursday say that the abuse began in 2001 when the child was younger than 12 and continued until 2014.

Wyatt had previously been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison on three counts of lascivious acts with a child, a Class D felony, according to court records.

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