A Florida man is facing charges in Grand Forks alleging he raped a child in 2013.

Shawn Travis Wear, of Apollo Beach, Fla., could face life in prison if convicted of gross sexual imposition.

A supervisor at an adolescent center overheard a teen talking with others during a bike outing about how he’d been physically and sexually abused by 52-year-old Wear during 2013 and 2014, according to an affidavit. The boy later told an investigator Wear raped him when he was 11 or 12 years old, the court document said.

A warrant was issued for Wear’s arrest Wednesday but he was not in custody Thursday.

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