LAMAR, Mo. — A Barton County judge decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is probable cause for a Lamar man to stand trial on a charge that he sexually abused a girl a few years ago when she was between the ages of 4 and 8.

Judge James Nichols ordered Timothy J. Jay, 51, to stand trial in Barton County Circuit Court on a count of first-degree statutory sodomy and set his initial appearance in a trial division of the court for Oct. 14.

Jay is accused of touching the girl while they were in a tent together camping sometime between October 2012 and April 2016, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

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