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Austin Murray
Austin Murray

NEVADA, Iowa — A Story City man is facing sexual abuse charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old.

Eighteen-year-old Austin Murray is charged with second degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a minor. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says the charges stem from alleged abuse that happened in early August.

Officials say Murray was acquainted with the victim. A family member of the victim contacted the sheriff’s office about the alleged abuse on August 15th.

Murray is being held in the Story County Jail on a bond of $100,000. More charges are expected to be filed in the case.