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Man accused of molesting girl, 5

A Fort Wayne man was charged with two felony molesting charges Monday after being accused of forcing a 5-year-old girl to perform sexual acts on him while the two showered together.

Police said Nicholas R. Rife, 22, of the 1500 block of Cass Street, knew the girl he is accused of molesting more than once over a nine-month period in 2010, according to court documents.

The girl told her grandmother, who then told police.

Rife forced the girl to “wash” him when they were in the shower together while the girl’s mother was at work and her brother was in his room, court documents said.

Rife could face at least 20 years in prison if convicted.

A warrant for Rife’s arrest was issued Monday.

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