A 53-year-old Davenport man who police say sexually abused a 6-year-old girl has been arrested.

James C. Miles was in the Scott County Jail on Monday charged with second-degree sex abuse. His bond was set at $50,000.

The charge is a Class B felony that is punishable in Iowa by up to 25 years in prison upon conviction.

Miles sexually abused the girl on Sunday, and the act was witnessed by other adults at the residence, according to his arrest affidavit.

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Miles’ has a record in Scott County of assault and drug convictions. In 1996, he pleaded guilty to assault while participating in a felony and was sentenced to five years in prison. He was accused at the time of directing another person to assault a woman and remove her jewelry in 600 block of West 3rd Street.

He pleaded guilty in 2000 to possession with intent to deliver cocaine base and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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