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By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Mia Farrow's brother was arrested and charged in Maryland on Wednesday with sexually abusing several children over a number of years.

Two men told police that they were sexually abused as children from 2000 until 2008 -- when they were between the ages of 9 and 16 -- by a man who lives in Edgewater, Md., reports WUSA9 in Washington.

Police say John Charles Villers-Farrow, 66, was arrested and charged with sex offense, perverted practice, child abuse, sex abuse of a minor and assault. A neighbor confirmed to WBAL-TV 11 that Villers-Farrow is the Hollywood star's brother.

A 1992 article in People magazine identified Villers-Farrow as a "sometime screenwriter and boat salesman."

Police say Villers-Farrow is being held in jail on $800,000 bond.