A Superior man accused of child sex assault made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court July 1.

Brian Kendall Rabe, 28, faces one count of first degree sexual assault of a child under age 12. A $50,000 cash bond was set for Rabe with the condition that he have no intentional contact with minors and no contact with the victim or their family.

Rabe reportedly assaulted the child in the fall of 2019 while the child was waiting for the bus in a rural Douglas County home. During a forensic interview, the child and a sibling reported that the sexual contact had been going on for years.

Rabe has no prior criminal convictions, according to online court records. When interviewed by Detective Mike Miller of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, he denied the allegations and said the children could have learned about the sexual conduct that was described by looking it up on their computer tablets. No pornographic material was found on the tablets when they were forensically searched, according to the criminal complaint.

Court Commissioner Rebecca Lovejoy ordered the high cash bond due to the serious nature of the charges and the allegation that assaults may have been ongoing for years, according to online court records.

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Rabe’s next court appearance was set for July 8. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 60 years imprisonment.