A Sioux Falls man accused of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl made his first court appearance Monday afternoon.
22-year-old Drake Wendel is charged with first degree rape.
Court papers say Wendel's ex-girlfriend was his victim's full-time nanny. Authorities say he would often be alone with the girl for hours at a time.
Wendel was arrested in Madison last week. At the time, he was one of Minnehaha County's most wanted.