An Oregon man accused of molesting a grade-school girl pleaded innocent Thursday in Benton County Superior Court.
Jamison Lyle Baune, 25, of Ontario, Ore., faces a Sept. 17 trial on one count of first-degree child molestation.
When asked if he could afford to hire his own attorney, Baune told Judge Craig Matheson that he was unemployed but involved in a "mental health program that helps me out with some costs."
Baune, who apparently lives in an assisted living home for people with mental health problems, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl last summer. The girl reported the assault to an adult last July, court documents said.