Suspect jailed after police say he sexually abused a minor

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A 22-year-old Davenport man was in custody Thursday after police say he sexually abused a minor.

Jose Mejia-Martinez was held on a $10,000 cash-only bond in Scott County Jail to face two charges of third-degree sex abuse. Mejia-Martinez is currently facing charges in Moline after police reports said he drove into the Mississippi River in February, which resulted in the death of a passenger in his car.

On Aug. 8, 2020, and Sept. 11, 2021, Mejia-Martinez sexually assaulted a minor in Davenport, the arrest affidavit says.

“The defendant admitted to having sexual intercourse with the minor, who is a member of the same household,” the affidavit says.

A preliminary hearing is set for Mejia-Martinez on Oct. 15, court records say.

Third-degree sex abuse carries a mandatory prison term upon conviction. The maximum term is 10 years.

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