A 35-year-old man pleaded not guilty to eight counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor Thursday in Superior Court in Kenai.
Michael W. Sproates is charged with sexually abusing three minors in or near Sterling between Nov. 2 and Dec. 10.
An omnibus hearing has been set in the case, which was assigned to Judge Jonathan Link, and a trial has been set for the week of March 10.
Sproates is in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility with bail set at $100,000 cash.
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