20-year-old Hiawatha man convicted of sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

He faces 10 years in prison

Trish Mehaffey
Published: December 13 2013 | 9:17 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 12:48 am in
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A 20-year-old Hiawatha man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing a 14-year-old who he met through Facebook in 2012.

Micheal A. Harvey, 19 at the time of the incidents, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Harvey sexually abused the girl multiple times during the fall of 2012 and last spring in Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha. One of the incidents occurred in a bathroom at the Lindale Mall, according to court records.

Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said Harvey met the Cedar Rapids girl through Facebook and then pursued a relationship with her.

Harvey faces 10 years in prison. His sentencing is set Feb. 7, in Linn County District Court.

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