A 47-year old Chapman man is accused of rape of a seven-year-old on two occasions.

Christopher R. Kern was in Dickinson County District Court last week facing nine charges of sexual assault with a child on Aug. 11 and 17. He is also accused of lewd fondling with the child and taking unlawful pictures.

He is in the Dickinson County Jail with bond set at $250,000.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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