A 17-year-old who police say was 14 when he began sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl has been charged with multiple felonies.

Ashton Dale Hampton of 26 Suburban Heights, Milan, appeared Thursday in Scott County District Court, Davenport. He remained in custody at the Scott County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Police say Hampton molested the girl about 12 different times over a period of two to three years in Davenport.

Hampton said the majority of the assaults occurred between April 2013 and October 2013, according to his arrest affidavit.

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The victim and the victim's family went to the Davenport Police Department on April 9 to report the abuse. Hampton was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

He is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual abuse. The Class B felony carries a penalty of 25 years in prison.