A Beatrice man previously convicted of sexual assault has been charged with third degree sexual abuse of a child, subsequent offense.
During his March 13 arraignment, Vater, 26, was charged with third degree sexual abuse of a child, subsequent offense, a Class IC felony.
Vater, of 612 Lincoln St., could face up to 50 years in prison if convicted.
He is accused of inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl between May 16 and June 11, 2008.
Vater, 26, was convicted of third degree sexual assault of a child on Aug. 4, 2005, in Jefferson County. He is a level three registered sex offender.