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A Caldwell man accused of sexually abusing two young girls was arrested Thursday.

Bryce Cody Transue, 30, has been charged with two counts of lewd conduct and one count of sexual abuse of a minor under 16.

The investigation began after a preteen girl told her school counselor that she might be pregnant, and reported Transue had abused her. Police say the Caldwell man also had sexual contact with a six-year-old.

When questioned by police, the suspect denied sexually abusing the children.

Transue has previous convictions for weapons and drug charges and grand theft. If convicted ofthe current charges, he could face up to life in prison.

An arraignment is scheduled for May 3.

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