A Casper man now admits he sexually abused a seven-year-old girl.

Travis Bowe has pleaded guilty to two counts second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Investigators say the girl told police the assault happened just before the Christmas Holiday in 2011.

The victim’s mother told officers that she and Bowe do not get along, because he had been physically abusive to her in the past.

She also said that Bowe had been out drinking prior to the most recent incident, and then came back home and went into the victim’s room.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek no more than an 18-to-20 year prison sentence, which a judge will hand down at a later date.