DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have charged a former airman at Dover Air Force Base with repeatedly sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy.

Troopers say 30-year-old Jesus Munoz, who is stationed at Patrick Air Force Base near Cape Canaveral in Florida, was arrested in Florida on July 26. He was extradited to Delaware on Thursday, where he was charged with two counts of rape and 52 counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Authorities say the alleged victim, now 10 years old, told a relative last month that Munoz began molesting him in 2007, when he was 4 years old. Troopers say the abuse continued for a year. The relative contacted police late last month.

Munoz is being held on $173,000 cash bond.

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