Man Arrested after Sexually Abusing Fayette County Teen

niall-sFayette County authorities are holding a man in custody on charges of sexual abuse.

The Sheriff’s Office says 25-year old Niall Lewis of Cedar Rapids is accused of luring a 14-year old girl he met on the Internet over the summer. They say he and the girl met in various locations and were sexually involved.

Authorities say Lewis used social media to find underage victims and arrange meetings with them.

After a long investigation, Lewis was recently arrested and charged with Third Degree Sexual Abuse. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail on 15-thousand dollars cash bond.

The case remains open, and authorities believe there could be more victims. They say further charges could be filed.