HOWARD COUNTY, Mo. – An initial arraignment was held in Howard County Tuesday for a Fayette man accused of a felony child sex crime.

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of Ian W. Taylor, 20, to a charge of sodomy or attempted sodomy with a victim under the age of 12. Taylor asked the court he could receive the services of a public defender as well. Court documents allege Taylor had deviate sexual intercourse with a child between April and July of 2015.

Bond is continued at $25,000 cash only and a preliminary setting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 28.