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A rural Waterloo man is accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

Black Hawk County sheriff's deputies took 54-year-old Dale Yarrington into custody Friday on a charge of third-degree sexual abuse. The victim he allegedly assaulted is under the age of 16, authorities said.

Yarrington is a registered sex offender in the state of Iowa. Court records show he was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography in 2009.

Sheriff's officials said Yarrington was on federal probation when they took him into custody. He was also arrested on a federal probation violation warrant, authorities said.

Yarrington was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail.

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