A formal arraignment for an 18-year-old man accused on illegal physical contact with a young girl was postponed Tuesday, July 14.
Jackie Lee Bates, Licking, is now to appear June 28 in court. He is represented by a public defender, and remains in the Texas County Jail.
He is charged with second-degree child molestation – child less than 12 years old (a class B felony). Bates was earlier indicted by a Texas County grand jury. According to investigation reports, the alleged incident was caught on bus video from the Licking district.