MACON COUNTY, Mo. — An accused child molester waived his formal arraignment in Macon County and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Timothy E. Richardson, 49, of Macon, is charged with felony counts each of rape and sodomy as well as three counts of child molestation.

Court documents allege Richardson was babysitting when he molested two minors at a home in Macon.

The hearing is scheduled to take place on August 1.

Richardson remains behind bars in Macon County.