- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

BOONE, Iowa (AP) - A teenager accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has been released from jail after an Iowa judge waived his bond.

The 16-year-old was released Thursday after being charged with second-degree sexual abuse and invasion of privacy.

Authorities say the teenager took pictures of the girl’s genitals on Aug. 12 at an in-home daycare operated by the teen’s mother. Court documents say Boone police found photographs on the teen’s phone.

A district court judge suggested a $100,000 bond when an arrest warrant was filed. But when the teen made his initial court appearance, a different judge waived the bond and released him.

The Associated Press does not generally identify sexual abuse victims or juveniles charged with crimes.

A phone message left Saturday for the teenager’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

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