Sheriff-patrolA southern Iowa man is accused of sexually assaulting an infant.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies took a report about a two-month-old child being sexually assaulted on February 4th. The girl was taken to a local hospital by the mother and later transported to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

Monroe County Sheriff Daniel Johnson said the girl is recovering. Deputies have arrested 30-year-old Justin Stickrod on charges of felony child endangerment and sexual abuse. Albia Police are assisting with the investigation.

Stickrod is being held in the Monroe County Jail on a $68,000 bond. According to Sheriff Johnson, Stickrod has only a minor arrest record and doesn’t have a prior history of sexual abuse arrests.