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Jackie Bates Credit: TEXAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

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.

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