SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — A man accused of child molestation in Saline County has a hearing scheduled Monday in a Saline County courtroom.

Zachary Bruce, courtesy VineLink

According to court records, 32-year-old Zachary Bruce, of St. Joseph, was charged in April of this year with first degree child molestation after allegations that he had sexually abused a juvenile between September 2015 and May 2016.The alleged contact happened at a residence in Marshall, court records indicate.

Bruce has pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime. He will go before a judge in Saline County at 10:00 a.m. Monday for a pretrial hearing.